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Bel Kaufman
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Gennadiy Prashkevich (left) and Bel Kaufman (second from right)
Born (1911-05-10)May 10, 1911
Died July 25, 2014(2014-07-25) (aged 103)
Education Columbia University (MA)
Alma mater Hunter College (1934)
Occupation Writer, instructor
Known for Up the Down Staircase (novel)

Bella "Bel" Kaufman (May 10, 1911 - July 25, 2014) was an Ukrainian-American teacher and author. She was best known for writing the 1965 bestselling novel Up the Down Staircase.

Kaufman was born in Berlin, Germany to Ukrainian parents. She was raised in Odessa and Kiev, Ukraine.

Kaufman died at home in New York City on July 25, 2014, aged 103.


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