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33,771 murdered Jews: The Babi Yar nightmare

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77 years ago, Dina Levina was at Babi Yar, a ravine just outside of Kiev, Ukraine, where she witnessed one of the largest massacres of the Holocaust. The massacre was the largest mass-killing under the...

Johan van Hulst: Dutch teacher who saved 600 Jewish children and babies from Nazis...

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Johan van Hulst was a Dutch Christian who, up until World War II, had already committed to helping children with his life — as a teacher, school director, university professor, and author. But when...

September 24th, 1683: French King Louis XIV ordered Jews expelled from French colonies in...

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French King Louis XIV ordered Jews expelled from French colonies in North America on this date in 1683. The order was mostly ignored where it would be most relevant, in Martinique, the Caribbean land...

December 30, 1066: The Granada Massacre

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A Muslim mob stormed the royal palace in Granada, Spain on this date in 1066, crucified Joseph ibn Naghrela, the Jewish vizier to the Berber king, and massacred more than a thousand Jewish families....

August 14, 1889: 130 Russian Jewish families arrived in Argentina on the S.S. Weser...

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On this date in 1889, 130 Russian Jewish families arrived in Argentina on the S.S. Weser and formed the settlement of Moisés Ville, named for Baron Maurice de Hirsch. Their presence and early rough-going...

Big splash at Caesarea Harbor with new Crusader market, upcoming visitor’s center

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New promenade walls and a 700-year-old Crusader market at the Caesarea Harbor were unveiled on June 10 in Caesarea National Park in the presence of Baroness Ariane de Rothschild, and various representatives from funding...
Jewish Wedding in Morocco. Painting by Eugène Delacroix.

Expulsion Of Sephardic Jews from Spain In 1492 And Their Relocation And Success In...

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The Catholic Monarchs, King Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile took control of the Emirate of Grenada (1238-1492), the last Moorish stronghold in Spain, on January 2, 1492. King Boabdil surrendered...
The Fiedler family poses in front of their home on Tongshan Road. UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM, COURTESY OF ERIC GOLDSTAUB

The Hidden History of Shanghai’s Jewish Quarter

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It’s common knowledge that as Hitler’s bid to rid the world of Jews escalated, so did the world’s refusal to let them in. What’s not well known is that when those borders, ports, doors, windows,...

January 20, 1496: Decree of Expulsion Issued for Portuguese Jews

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Following the death of King Joao of Portugal in 1494, his son King Manuel I ascended the throne. When his legitimacy as heir to the throne was challenged, Manuel wished to marry Princess Isabel...
Old Synagogue in Wieliczka, Poland. Source: Google Maps.

Archaeologists unearth crate of historic Judaica items under synagogue in Poland

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A wooden crate filled with Judaica items was discovered during an archaeological excavation in a synagogue in Małopolska, Poland, reported The Jewish Chronicle. Archaeologists were digging a small test hole at the Old Synagogue in Wieliczka when...