Simon Kuznets

  Simon Kuznets was born on April 30, 1901 in the city of Pinsk. He was the second son of the family and his father was a banker. Later, he moved with his family to Rovno in Eastern Ukraine. There they lived with his mother’s family, who were well-to-do furriers there. He spent his secondary school in Rovno. Before the beginning of World War I, his father and older brother moved to the United States while Simon and the rest of his family stayed in Rovno. Later, because of Jewish expulsion, they were forced to leave the city; therefore, they...