Sunday, August 18, 2019
This Day in Jewish History

This Day in Jewish History

Bergen-Belsen was one of the most notorious and fatal of the Nazi concentration camps.
The image of a group of US soldiers raising an American flag over Iwo Jima needs little introduction.
The Golani Brigade is the oldest, and one of the most respected, brigades in the Israeli Defense Forces.
With inside knowledge that the Krakow ghetto was set to be liquidated, Schindler famously instructed his workers not to go home that evening.
The Knesset, Israel’s main body of parliament, is a relatively young institution as far as government agencies go.
When Ha-Yom was first published on February 12, 1886, it was the first ever daily newspaper printed entirely in Hebrew.
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.
In the year 1066, on December 30, a deadly pogrom that would come to be known as the Granada Massacre took place.
June 14 marks the anniversary of a major transport of Jews from Vienna to the Majdanek and Sobibor concentration camps in World War II.
The Black Death—the 14th century global pandemic—killed somewhere between 75 million and 200 million people.

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