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Today in Jewish History - December 7 / Kislev 7

1941 December 7 - 9, RIGA (Russia)

Simon Dubnow
Within two days 80% of the Jews living in the ghetto (25,000 people) were shot including the famous historian Simon Dubnow. On December 8, at age 81, Dubnow was shot by a former student of his, now a Gestapo officer. His dying message to fellow Jews was: "Yidn, shreibt un farshreibt!" ("Jews, write and record!").


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