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David Dallin, Jewish Expert on Russia, Dies at 72; Wrote 10 Books

David J. Dallin, a prominent American-Jewish writer and an outstanding expert on the Soviet Union, died here yesterday at the age of 72. Author of ten books on Russia, Mr. Dallin dealt frequently with the situation of the Soviet Jews in his books.

Born in Rogenev, Byelorussia, Mr. Dallin was imprisoned for anti-Czarist activities when he was 20 years old. He was later exiled to Germany and was expelled by the Nazis in 1935. He came to the United States at the outbreak of the Second World War. He was a contributing editor of the New Leader.