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

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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

Leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Mordecai Anielewicz
Leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
Mordecai Anielewicz
  • 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 for 12 resistance fighter to death (Jewish, communists, homosexuality) at the census bureau
  • 1943-06-20 German round up Jews in Amsterdam
  • 1943-07-31 Transport #58 departs with French Jews to Nazi Germany
  • 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

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

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1943-09-29 German riots at Amsterdam Jews
  • 1943-10-01 Germans attack Jews in Denmark
  • 1943-10-14 600 Jews escape during an uprising at the Nazi concentration camp in Sobibor, Poland

  • 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 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 with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 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 childrens house in Secrétan/St-Mandé
  • 1944-08-22 Last transport of French Jews to nazi-Germany

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

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust
Anne Frank
  • 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 Mass murder of Jews in Kielce, Poland
  • 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

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

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 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 Gen Assembly partitions 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
  • 1948-04-15 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

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

4th Prime Minister of Israel Golda Meir
4th Prime Minister of Israel
Golda Meir

PlaneOperation Magic Carpet

1948-11-16 Operation Magic Carpet begins with 1st plane from Yemen carrying Jews to Israel
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Jews arrive in Israel after being evacuated from their home countries
Jews arrive in Israel after being evacuated from their home countries
  • 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
  • 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

AgreementTreaty of Interest

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

Chancellor of West Germany Konrad Adenauer
Chancellor of West Germany
Konrad Adenauer
  • 1953-01-12 9 "Jewish" physicians arrested for "terrorist activities" in Moscow

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

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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

Industrialist Oskar Schindler
Oskar Schindler

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

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

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco

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

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

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

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

Film release premierFilm Premier

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 White House
  • 1970-07-21 Libya orders confiscation of all Jewish property
  • 1970-09-11 88 of the hostages from the Dawson's Field hijackings are released. The remaining hostages, mostly Jews and Israeli citizens, are held until September 25.
  • 1970-12-24 9 Jews are convicted in Leningrad of hijacking a plane
  • 1973-09-22 Henry Kissinge sworn in as America's 1st Jewish Secretary of State
  • 1973-11-06 Abe Beame elected 1st Jewish mayor of NYC
  • 1974-10-10 US Gen 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

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