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This Day in Jewish History 1506: Three Jews Establish Pinsk Community

In 1506, three Jews were the progenitors of the Jewish community of Pinsk, which would constitute 70 percent of the city's population on the eve of World War II - and be all but decimated by the end of it.

August 9, 1506, is the date that history marks as the official beginning of the Jewish community of Pinsk, Lithuania, in what is today the southern part of...