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‘dubnow Year’ Concluded in England; Marked Centenary of Historian

November 2, 1961
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Celebration of Simon Dubnow Year, observing the centenary of the late, great Jewish historian, was concluded here last night at a meeting conducted in Yiddish, when Dubnow’s contributions to Jewish learning and history were acclaimed by prominent British Jews. The meeting had been organized by the World Jewish Congress and the Association of Jewish Journalists.

Dr. A. Steinberg, head of the cultural department of the WJC, presided. He told the audience that the Simon Dubnow Year had achieved “more than expected,” resulting in the publication of books and pamphlets and the holding of exhibits in many countries, including Israel, devoted to honoring the historian.

Rabbi J. Litwin spoke of Dubnow as a historian, pointing out that his 10 volumes of universal Jewish history were translated into many languages. A tragic note was struck by one of the speakers, A.M. Kaizer, who told of meeting Dubnow, at Riga, in 1939. At the age of 80, Dubnow was murdered by the Nazis.

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