This Day in Jewish History 1986: Author Known for Novel on anti-Semitism in U.S. Dies

Laura Z. Hobson, a Russian-Jewish immigrant to New York, wrote the 1947 novel 'Gentleman's Agreement.'

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On February 28, 1986 the writer Laura Z. Hobson, best known for her 1947 novel “Gentleman’s Agreement” about anti-Semitism in America, died at age 85.