Friday, April 26, 2019
This Day in Jewish History

This Day in Jewish History

It took twenty years from the 1912 Stockholm Olympics until the first Maccabiah Games.
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.
On September 29, 1941, the pogrom against Jews known as Babi Yar took place in Kiev.
On April 19, 1943, a rebellion within the Warsaw Ghetto became one of the most lasting examples of Nazi resistance.
“He’s in Israel, and will stand trial here.”
The image of a group of US soldiers raising an American flag over Iwo Jima needs little introduction.
The Black Death—the 14th century global pandemic—killed somewhere between 75 million and 200 million people.
When Jewish scientist Jonas Salk first invented his polio vaccine, he was celebrated as a miracle worker by the international community.
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.


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