Sunday, March 24, 2019
This Day in Jewish History

This Day in Jewish History

June 14 marks the anniversary of a major transport of Jews from Vienna to the Majdanek and Sobibor concentration camps in World War II.
On February 8, 1940, an announcement was made in Lodz, Poland that hundreds of thousands of Jews would be sent to live in a specially created ghetto.
Bergen-Belsen was one of the most notorious and fatal of the Nazi concentration camps.
On January 5, 1826, a historic bill concerning the Jewish community was passed in Maryland.
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.
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.
It took twenty years from the 1912 Stockholm Olympics until the first Maccabiah Games.
“He’s in Israel, and will stand trial here.”
Carbon-14 was discovered by a pair of UC Berkley scientists with two major things in common—a passion for chemistry, and Judaism.


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