Soviet Embassy Unable to Verify Report of Death of Duhnow in U.S.S.R.

The Soviet Embassy today informed the Yiddish Scientific Institute in New York that it has no way of verifying the report published in a New York Jewish newspaper stating that Simon Dubnow, noted Jewish historian, has died somewhere in Soviet Russia, to where he fled from Riga prior to the occupation of that city by the Nazi army.

Advising the Institute, of which Dubnow is honorary president, to cable for information directly to Dubnow’s friends or to Jewish organizations, the Soviet Embassy said that since the report did not give Dubnow’s address or even the town, it has no means of ascertaining officially whether the report of Dubnow’s death is correct.

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