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Today in Jewish History – Shvat 3

Sponsored by Aish.com: In 1933, Adolph Hitler was appointed chancellor of Germany. The November 1932 elections saw the Nazis emerge as the largest party in the Reichstag. Leading German politicians and businessmen persuaded President Paul von Hindenburg to appoint Hitler as chancellor, as a way to stabilize the government and economy. Hindenburg reluctantly agreed. Two… Keep Reading

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Vast Nazi archive opened to public

Via ArcaMax: A vast archive of 47 million German documents on Nazi Holocaust victims has been opened to the public. Kept in Bad Arolsen, West Germany, miles of shelves contain detailed records of 17.5 million forced laborers, concentration camp victims and political prisoners. Until now the files were used to trace missing persons, reunite families… Keep Reading

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Books: Zionist official was first to hear of Final Solution

Via JPost: A senior Zionist official stationed in Switzerland during World War II was likely the first person to receive information from a German source regarding the plan for the systematic extermination of Europe’s Jews, according to a new book published by Yad Vashem. Chaim Pazner, head of the Jewish Agency’s Palestine Office in Geneva,… Keep Reading

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Kristallnacht

Today is the 69th Anniversary of Kristallnacht. Kristallnacht, also known as Reichskristallnacht, Pogromnacht and “The Night of Broken Glass”, was a massive nation-wide pogrom in Germany on the night of November 9, 1938 including the early hours of the following day and was directed at Jewish citizens throughout Germany, the newly acquired territories of Austria… Keep Reading

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Today in Jewish History – Cheshvan 20

Sponsored by Aish.com: Yahrtzeit of Hannah Szenes (1921-1944), a young Israeli woman who volunteered to parachute behind Nazi lines on behalf of the British Army. She spent three months in Yugoslavia working with partisan resistance fighters, but was caught when she attempted to cross the border into Hungary. She was tortured for several months, but… Keep Reading

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