NABOKV-L post 0018428, Fri, 3 Jul 2009 13:30:21 -0400

This Day ... In Jewish History ...

This Day ... In Jewish History

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July 2 In Jewish History

1977: Russian born writer Vladimir Nabokov passed away. Nabokov was not Jewish but his wife’s family was. More importantly, his father had a champion of Jewish rights in the days of Czarist Russia. Nabokov was living in France in 1940. Because of these aforementioned “Jewish connections” a Jewish welfare organization helped get him out of the country when the Nazis marched into Paris.

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