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Kurban Said

Kurban Said's life is surrounded in mystery. Lev Naussimbaum (alias Kurban Said) was, many believe, born in Baku in 1905, the son of a German governess and a Jewish businessman. In 1938 he reportedly fled from Germany, and to escape deportation, he stabbed himself in the foot, dying in 1942 from the self-inflicted wound.