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Noam Nachman-Tepper seeks to dispute the accepted narrative surrounding the capture of Eli Cohen.
Read the story of how an international Jewish superstar came to entertain Israeli troops fighting in the Yom Kippur War
Imre Lichtenfeld developed Krav Maga as a method of defensive street fighting against anti-Semitic attacks in the city formerly known as Pressburg.
How did rare photographs of Polish Jews end up in a French soldier’s photo album?
Rare pictures: This is what Jerusalem looked like 150 years ago
Shloimy Alman’s collection of photographs of Jewish London from the 1970s survive as a unique record of a disappeared world.
What was revealed when Western forces finally captured one of the major Nazi concentration camps? A rare document recently discovered at the National Library of Israel holds the answers.
Postcards and coded letters sent from a concentration camp written in urine reveal the secret experiments performed on human subjects.
Discovered in the National Library archives, Himmler’s message to the Mufti decried the “Jewish invaders”, while sending “warm wishes for your continued struggle…”
When the Gestapo knocked on 12-year-old Lilli Tauber’s door in November of 1938, her life was forever changed.
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