This Day in Jewish History 1941: Nazis Murder a Great Historian in the Street

Legendary last words of Simon Dubnow before being shot – possibly by a former student: 'If you survive, never forget what is happening here.'

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On December 8, 1941, an elderly and infirm Simon Dubnow, possibly considered too weak even to survive the short ride from the Jewish ghetto of Riga, Latvia, to the Rumbula forest outside the city, was shot to...