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Today in Jewish History – Cheshvan 18

I was stunned when I first read this, not having heard of the Madagascar Plan prior to this. Sponsored by Aish.com: In 1938, Nazi leader Hermann Goering announced that in order to “solve the problem of the Jews,” the African island of Madagascar was being considered as a giant ghetto for 4 million European Jews.… Keep Reading

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Systematic mass murder of Jews detailed in huge Nazi archive

From Ha’aretz: Twenty days of systematic murder of prisoners in the Majdanek concentration camp are detailed in a thick office binder in the huge archive of Nazi documents in this central German city. The binder contains hundreds of pages written on both sides. Each one has a table containing the following information: first name, last… Keep Reading

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Today in Jewish History – Tishrei 11

Sponsored by Aish.com: In 1941, SS Chief Helmut Knochen ordered the systematic destruction of synagogues in Paris. During this time the Vichy government established other anti-Jewish measures, including the requirement that all Jews wear a yellow badge. Roundups took place in Paris where tens of thousands of Jews were arrested and handed over to the… Keep Reading

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Today in Jewish History – Tishrei 9

Sponsored by Aish.com: In 1941, the Nazis carried out executions at Babi Yar, as thousands of Jews were buried in a ravine near the Ukrainian city of Kiev. The Nazis had instructed all 175,000 Jews of Kiev to report to the cemetery. Most thought they would be deported. Yet the Nazis killed the Jews in… Keep Reading

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Today in Jewish History – Elul 22

Sponsored by Aish.com: In 1939, during the Polish September Campaign, the Nazis occupied Krakow, Poland, a thriving Jewish community of 70,000 Jews. Jews were consigned to forced labor, and all Jews were required to wear identifying armbands. Synagogues were ordered closed and all their valuables turned over to Nazi authorities. In May 1940, the Nazis… Keep Reading

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