The greater part of the archives of Alexander Stein and his daughter Nina Rubinstein arrived in the IISH in 2005.
Alexander Stein (Rubenstein) was born to a Jewish family in Latvia in 1881 and died in the U.S.A. in 1948. He was deeply involved in the Menshevik movement and fled to Germany after the Revolution of 1905.
He became a member of the Socalist Party of Germany (SPD), worked for the socialist daily paper Vorwärts (Forward), and was secretary of the SPD’s Central Committee for Education. When the Nazis gained power he fled to Paris, where he worked for the office of the SPD in exile. At the end of 1940, he managed to escape from occupied France to the U.S.A., where he resumed his work as a journalist until his death.
There are only two Yiddish letters of minor importance among his papers.
Inventory of Alexander Stein Papers