Monday, July 22, 2019
This Day in Jewish History

This Day in Jewish History

On February 13, 1955, Israel acquired four of the seven Dead Sea Scrolls through a private sale.
On December 10, 1994, three men accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for what seemed, perhaps then and still now, an improbable feat.
June 14 marks the anniversary of a major transport of Jews from Vienna to the Majdanek and Sobibor concentration camps in World War II.
When Jewish scientist Jonas Salk first invented his polio vaccine, he was celebrated as a miracle worker by the international community.
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.
Carbon-14 was discovered by a pair of UC Berkley scientists with two major things in common—a passion for chemistry, and Judaism.
On April 19, 1943, a rebellion within the Warsaw Ghetto became one of the most lasting examples of Nazi resistance.
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.
On April 11, troops arrived at Buchenwald. The time was 3:15 pm.


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