Friday, April 26, 2019
This Day in Jewish History

This Day in Jewish History

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 11, troops arrived at Buchenwald. The time was 3:15 pm.
Carbon-14 was discovered by a pair of UC Berkley scientists with two major things in common—a passion for chemistry, and Judaism.
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.
On February 13, 1955, Israel acquired four of the seven Dead Sea Scrolls through a private sale.
With inside knowledge that the Krakow ghetto was set to be liquidated, Schindler famously instructed his workers not to go home that evening.
On September 29, 1941, the pogrom against Jews known as Babi Yar took place in Kiev.
“He’s in Israel, and will stand trial here.”
The story of the Four Chaplains has gone down in history as one of the most moving moments from World War II, combining selflessness and spirituality.
The Knesset, Israel’s main body of parliament, is a relatively young institution as far as government agencies go.

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