Thursday, December 5, 2019
This Day in Jewish History

This Day in Jewish History

Today the doctors’ plot serves both as an example of life in Stalin’s Russia—a paranoid place of plots—and his attitude towards Jews.
Abba Kovner was a Jewish poet from Lithuania, who on December 31, 1941, became famous for one of the most impassioned essays from the Holocaust era.
On April 19, 1943, a rebellion within the Warsaw Ghetto became one of the most lasting examples of Nazi resistance.
On April 11, troops arrived at Buchenwald. The time was 3:15 pm.
Bergen-Belsen was one of the most notorious and fatal of the Nazi concentration camps.
With inside knowledge that the Krakow ghetto was set to be liquidated, Schindler famously instructed his workers not to go home that evening.
When Chagall met with Hadassah heads to discuss the commission, he had always hoped to be called upon to serve the Jewish community in such a way.
Louis Brandeis’ illustrious legal career, culminating with the US Supreme Court, had incredibly humble beginnings.
When Ha-Yom was first published on February 12, 1886, it was the first ever daily newspaper printed entirely in Hebrew.
On December 2, 1763, exactly 250 years ago today, the Touro Synagogue was formally dedicated.


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