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Land of Israel
Even a mass murderer can have a personal library. Some of the books from Heinrich Himmler’s private collection, containing his signature, can be found today at the National Library of Israel. How did they get here?
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Land of Israel
Noam Nachman-Tepper seeks to dispute the accepted narrative surrounding the capture of Eli Cohen.
The famed escape artist, illusionist, and séance buster, was also intensely proud of his Judaism.
What if you found a vaccine for a deadly disease and no one believed you? What if your only option was to inject yourself with a weakened strain and hope for the best?
“Marceau started miming to keep children quiet as they were escaping”
How did rare photographs of Polish Jews end up in a French soldier’s photo album?
Land of Israel, מרגש
In 1867, Mark Twain made a visit to the Land of Israel. What did Twain think of the Holy Land? Join us as we trace his journey.
Read the story of how an international Jewish superstar came to entertain Israeli troops fighting in the Yom Kippur War
How local Jews – some with fresh memories of European pogroms – did their small part to help victims of one of the worst acts of racial violence in US history
How the biblical figure of Naamah evolved into a terrifying demon that rises from the depths of the sea to seduce the men of the world
A collection of photographs received by the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People documents the lives of thousands of residents of the town of Bitola, who were sent to Treblinka in 1943
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