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Today in World War II History—July 16, 1941

Yakov Dzhugashvili shortly after his capture by the Germans, 1941 (Photographer: Wolfram von Richthofen; public domain via Wikipedia)

Yakov Dzhugashvili shortly after his capture by the Germans, 1941 (Photographer: Wolfram von Richthofen; public domain via Wikipedia)

80 Years Ago—July 16, 1941: Vichy France bans Jews from practicing as lawyers (this applies to occupied France as well).

Lt. Yakov Dzhugashvili, Stalin’s son, is taken prisoner by the Germans—he will die as a POW in April 1943.