Wednesday, April 24, 2019
This Day in Jewish History

This Day in Jewish History

It was early morning when little Miriam Monsonego was readying to enter her school, the Ozar Hatorah Jewish day school in Toulouse, France.
When Jewish scientist Jonas Salk first invented his polio vaccine, he was celebrated as a miracle worker by the international community.
Seventeen years ago, two IDF helicopters crashed into one another, killing 73 Israeli soldiers.
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.
The image of a group of US soldiers raising an American flag over Iwo Jima needs little introduction.
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.
On March 17, 1992, the Israeli embassy in Argentina was attacked, in an act of terrorism that has gone down in history as one of the worst 20th century assaults against a Jewish site.
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.
On September 29, 1941, the pogrom against Jews known as Babi Yar took place in Kiev.

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