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‘dubnow Year’ Proclaimed in Memory of Nazi-killed Jewish Historian

The next Jewish calendar year, 5721, was proclaimed by the World Jewish Congress here today as “Simon Dubnow Year,” in memory of the late Jewish historian whom the Nazis killed in the Riga Ghetto in 1941. The year will mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Dubnow.

According to Congress officials, it is hoped that “Simon Dubnow Year” would stimulate around the world the study and a wider understanding of Jewish history, becoming in effect a “Jewish History Year.”