Kurban Said


Born
in Kiev, Ukraine
October 01, 1905

Died
September 01, 1942

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Lev Nussimbaum (1905 - 1942) was a prolific Jewish writer who reinvented himself as a Muslim under the pseudonyms Essad Bey and Kurban Said. Despite his being an ethnic Jew, his politics were such that, before his origins were discovered, the Nazi propaganda ministry included his works on their list of "excellent books for German minds".

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“Close your eyes, cover your ears with your hands and open your soul.”
Kurban Said, Ali and Nino

“This was it; the Mystery of The Unseen, the Gate of Sorrow, that leads to the Grace of the Redeemer. I pressed my lips together, and my hands gripped the windowsill. I saw the hand of Fatima, and all the visible world sank away from me.”
Kurban Said, Ali and Nino

“Maybe that is the one real division between men: wood men and desert men.”
Kurban Said, Ali and Nino