Jewish History (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 621

  • 1943-05-01 German plane sinks the British ship SS Erinpura in the Mediterranean with the loss of 799 lives
  • 1943-05-01 SS General Hanns Albin Rauter announces that all Jews will be 'removed' from the occupied Netherlands

Historic Event

1943-05-16 SS General Jürgen Stroop orders the burning of the Warsaw Ghetto, ending a month of Jewish resistance. 13,000 Jews have died, about half burnt alive or suffocated, German casualties less than 300

  • 1943-05-19 Berlin is declared "Judenrien" (free of Jews)
  • 1943-05-26 Jews riot against Germany in Amsterdam
  • 1943-06-18 SS Police in Amsterdam sentence 12 resistance fighters to death for the fire-bombing at the census records bureau in March
  • 1943-06-20 German round up Jews in Amsterdam
  • 1943-07-31 Transport #58 departs with French Jews to Nazi Germany

Historic Event

1943-08-18 Final convoy of Jews from Salonika, Greece, arrives at Auschwitz

  • 1943-08-31 Japanese occupiers intern Jewish Congregation of Sorabajo
  • 1943-09-07 987 Dutch Jewish transported to Auschwitz Concentration Camp
  • 1943-09-11 Jewish ghettos of Minsk & Lida Belorussia liquidated

Historic Event

1943-09-18 Adolf Hitler orders deportation of Danish Jews (unsuccessful)

  • 1943-10-01 Germans attack Jews in Denmark
  • 1943-10-14 600 Jewish prisoners mount an uprising at the Nazi concentration camp in Sobibor, Poland, 300 successfully escape
  • 1943-10-16 Anti Jewish riot in Rome
  • 1943-10-16 Jewish quarter of Rome surrounded by Nazis, they are sent to Auschwitz
  • 1943-10-23 First Jewish transport out of Rome reaches extermination camp Birkenau
  • 1943-11-02 Jewish ghetto of Riga Latvia is destroyed
  • 1943-12-17 Transport 63 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1944-02-28 Arrests of the ten-Boom family in Nazi occupied Netherlands (Haarlem) through a Dutch collaborator on charges of hiding Jews
  • 1944-03-27 1,000 Jews leave Drancy, France, for Auschwitz concentration camp
  • 1944-03-27 2,000 Jews are murdered in Kaunas Lithuania
  • 1944-03-27 40 Jewish policemen in Riga, Latvia, ghetto are shot by the Gestapo
  • 1944-03-27 Children's Aktion-Nazis collect all the Jewish children of Lovno
  • 1944-03-31 Hungary orders all Jews to wear yellow stars
  • 1944-04-06 Jewish nursery at Izieu-Ain, France, overrun by Nazis
  • 1944-04-13 Transport #71 departs Drancy (France) internment camp, taking 1,500 French Jews to Auschwitz concentration camp in Nazi German occupied Poland; an estimated 91 survived
  • 1944-04-14 1st Jews transported from Athens arrive at Auschwitz
  • 1944-05-15 14,000 Jews of Munkacs, Hungary, deported to Auschwitz
  • 1944-05-16 1st of 180,000+ Hungarian Jews reach Auschwitz
  • 1944-05-30 Transport number 75 departs with French Jews to Nazi Germany
  • 1944-06-20 Nazis begin mass extermination of Jews at Auschwitz
  • 1944-06-29 Nazi Paul Touvier shoots 7 Jews dead
  • 1944-07-20 Death March of 1,200 Jews from Lipcani Moldavia begins
  • 1944-07-31 Transport #77 departs with French Jews to Nazi Germany
  • 1944-08-02 Jewish survivors of Kovono Ghetto emerge from their bunker
  • 1944-08-06 All 1,200 Jewish death marchers from Lipcani Moldavia have died
  • 1944-08-06 Deportation of 70,000 Jews from Lodz Poland to Auschwitz begins
  • 1944-08-21 Raid on Jewish children's house in Secrétan/St-Mandé
  • 1944-08-22 Last transport of French Jews to nazi-Germany

Historic Event

1944-09-03 68th and last transport of Dutch Jews (including Anne Frank) from Westerbork leaves for Auschwitz concentration camp

  • 1944-09-04 2,087 Jews transported for Westerbork to KZ-Lower Theresienstadt
  • 1944-10-07 Uprising at Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, Jews burn down crematoriums
  • 1944-11-08 25,000 Hungarian Jews are loaned to Nazis for forced labor
  • 1944-12-03 Hungarian death march of Jews ends
  • 1945-01-17 Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, credited with saving tens of thousands of Jews from the Nazis, arrested by Soviet secret police in Hungary
  • 1945-02-13 Gerbrandy Dutch government refuses Dutch Jewish right to buy
  • 1945-08-25 Jewish immigrants are permitted to leave Mauritius for Palestine
  • 1945-11-16 Yeshiva College (University), chartered in NY, 1st US Jewish College
  • 1946-06-29 Black Sabbath-Brits arrest 2,700 Jews in Palestine as alleged terrorist
  • 1946-07-04 Anti Jewish riots in Kielce Poland, 42 die
  • 1946-07-14 Kielce pogrom: Mob of civilians, police and soldiers investigating false kidnapping allegation attack Jewish Holocaust survivors in Kielce, Poland; 42 killed, 40+ injured [1]
  • 1946-10-06 US President Harry Truman questions Great Britain Jews about Palestine
  • 1947-02-07 The UK announces its intention to end the Mandate for Palestine

Historic Event

1947-02-23 US General Eisenhower opens drive to raise $170M in aid for European Jews

  • 1947-04-01 1st Jewish immigrants to Israel disembark at Port of Eilat
  • 1947-07-18 British seize "Exodus 1947" ship of Jewish immigrants to Palestine
  • 1947-11-29 UN General Assembly vote to allow the partition of Palestine between Arabs & Jews
  • 1947-11-30 Day after UN decree for Israel, Jewish settlements attacked
  • 1947-12-29 Ship carrying Jewish immigrants driven away from Palestine
  • 1948-03-11 Jewish Agency of Jerusalem bombed
  • 1948-04-10 Jewish Hagana repels an Arab attack on Mishmar HaEmek
  • 1948-04-13 Hadassah Convoy Massacre: Vehicles bringing Jewish staff and medical supplies to Hadassah Hospital and University on Mount Scopus, Jerusalem attacked by Arab forces; 79 killed by bombs, grenades, and sniper fire
  • 1948-04-15 1st Jewish-Arab military battle, arabs defeated
  • 1948-05-27 Arabs blow up Jewish synagogue Hurvat Rabbi Yehudah he-Hasid
  • 1948-06-20 20 Jews killed when a bomb is thrown into Jewish quarter of Cairo

Historic Event

1948-10-16 Demonstration by Moscow Jews honoring Israeli ambassador Golda Meir

  • 1949-01-10 1st Jewish family show "Goldbergs" premieres on CBS
  • 1949-11-20 Jewish population of Israel reaches 1,000,000
  • 1950-07-05 Law of Return passes, guarantees all Jews right to live in Israel

Operation Magic Carpet

1950-09-24 Operation Magic Carpet concludes after having transported 45,000 Yemenite Jews to Israel

  • 1951-01-03 9 Jewish Kremlin physicians "exposed" as British/US agents

Treaty of Interest

1952-09-11 West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer signs a reparation pact for the Jewish people

  • 1953-01-12 9 "Jewish" physicians arrested for "terrorist activities" in Moscow

Music History

1955-01-15 Dmitri Shostakovich's "From Jewish Folk Poetry" premieres in Leningrad

Historic Event

1962-05-08 Oskar Schindler and his wife Emilie Schindler are honored for saving 1200 Jews during WWII, in a ceremony on the Avenue of the Righteous, Jerusalem

Meeting of Interest

1965-01-20 Generalissimo Francisco Franco meets with Jewish representatives to discuss legitimizing Jewish communities in Spain

Historic Event

1965-10-28 Pope Paul VI proclaims Jews not collectively guilty for crucifixion

  • 1966-01-02 1st Jewish child born in Spain since 1492 expulsion

Nobel Prize

1966-10-20 Nobel Prize for Literature awarded jointly to Jewish writers Shmuel Yosef Agnon and Nelly Sachs

Film Premiere

1967-08-02 "In the Heat of the Night" directed by Norman Jewison, based on John Ball's novel of the same name, starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger premieres in New York (Academy Awards Best Picture 1968)

  • 1968-12-16 Official revocation of the Edict of Expulsion of Jews from Spain at Second Vatican Council
  • 1969-01-27 9 Jews publicly executed in Damascus, Syria
  • 1969-06-29 1st Jewish worship service at the White House
  • 1970-07-21 Libya orders confiscation of all Jewish property
  • 1970-09-11 Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine members release majority of 310 hostages from the Dawson's Field hijackings, near Zarqa, Jordan; 56 hostages, mostly Jews and Israeli citizens, are held until September 25
  • 1970-12-24 9 Jews are convicted in Leningrad of hijacking a plane

Historic Event

1973-09-22 Henry Kissinger sworn in as America's 1st Jewish Secretary of State, succeeds William Rogers

  • 1973-11-06 Abe Beame elected 1st Jewish mayor of NYC
  • 1974-10-10 US general George Brown's speech deplores Jewish influence in US over his treatment during the 1973 World Series
  • 1976-10-24 1st Jewish film & TV festival
  • 1977-06-01 Russia charges Jewish rights activist Anatoly Shcharansky with treason
  • 1978-06-22 Neo-Nazis call off plans to march in Jewish community of Skokie, Illinois
  • 1978-12-04 Dianne Feinstein is named as San Francisco's 1st female and Jewish mayor
  • 1979-05-09 Iranian-Jewish businessman Habib Elghanian is the 1st Jew executed by the Islamic government firing squad in Tehran, prompting the mass exodus of the once 100,000-strong Jewish community of Iran
  • 1980-07-27 Palestinian throws hand grenade on Jewish children in Antwerp, 1 dead
  • 1980-12-31 A Jewish owned hotel in Nairobi Kenya is bombed killing 18
  • 1985-01-03 Israel government confirms resettlement of 10,000 Ethiopian Jews
  • 1985-01-05 Thousands of Jewish refugees are airlifted from Sudan to Israel

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