Biography Michael Gold

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Biography Michael Gold

Michael Gold

Birth: Apr. 12, 1894 Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA

Death: May 14, 1967 Terra Linda, Marin County

California, USA

Michael Gold aka Mike Gold was the pseudonym of Itzok Isaac Granich spelling simplified from Itzhak Isaac Granici and Itzok Isaac Granici (1894-1967) 294-03-2804, life-long America-hating Communist.

He assumed "Mike Gold" in honor of an obscure Jewish-American Civil War veteran during the Palmer Raids of November 1919-January 1920.

He was born on the Lower East Side of Manhattan to ethnic Romanian Jewish parents: Chaim Granich aka Chaim Granici and Gittel Granich née Schwartz aka Gittel Granici née Schwartz.

Two brothers:

Max Granich aka Manny Granich (1896-1987) wife Grace Granich (1895-1971)

and George Granich (?-?)

all Communists.

His leftist coterie included the loathsome Saul David Alinsky (1909-1972), Floyd Dell (1887-1969), Max Eastman (1883-1969), Arturo Giovannitti (1884-1959), Robert Minor (1884-1952), John Reed (1887-1920), Boardman Robinson (1876-1952), Berkeley Greene Tobey (1881-1962) and second wife Esther Tobey aka Esther McCoy (1904-1989), and Art Young (1866-1943).

Wrote a semi-autobiographical novel 'Jews Without Money' (1930) using the pseudonym Irwin Granich.

His numerous lovers included Dorothy Tobey aka Dorothy May Day aka Dorothy Day (1897-1980) of Catholic Worker Movement (CWM) infamia, a divorcée, anarchist, socialist, fan of Angela Davis (1944-), Daniel Joseph Berrigan, S.J. (1921-2016), Philip Francis Berrigan (1923-2002, Fidel Castro (1926-2016), Daniel Ellsberg (1931-), Jane Fonda (1937-), H? Chí Minh ??? (1890-1969), Jim Jones (1931-1978) and the People's Temple, Peter Maurin (1877-1949), Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin (1878-1953), etc. etc. who had a string of affairs and at least one abortion (urged by woman-beater Lionel Calhoun Moise (1888-1952).

"The Russian Bolsheviks will leave the world a better place than Jesus left it. They will leave it on the threshold of the final victory—the poor will have bread and peace and culture in another generation, not churches and a swarm of lying parasite minister dogs, the legacy of Jesus."

---"The Jesus-Thinkers", The Liberator, volume 5, number 9, September 1922, page 12.

His vitriol may be found at the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Archives, 70 Washington Square South, New York, New York 10012, New York University.

The SSDI says his last official residence was in Miami Beach, Florida 33141.

Submitted: January 11, 2018

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