Not long before becoming the world’s most famous hairstylist and building a business empire, Sassoon fought for Israeli independence. He lost friends, gained confidence, went weeks without a shower, and literally never learned the Hebrew word for ‘retreat’…
“I’m very thirsty and there isn’t a drop of water in the house. I must go down to the street, perhaps I’ll find something to drink, and thus I must cease my writing.” A peek into the siege diary of Menachem Zvi Kadari, a resident of the Old City during Israel’s War of Independence.
A special project by the National Library in collaboration with Facebook Israel in honor of the country’s 71st Independence Day – come identify and tag your loved ones, family members and friends in these rare and historic images of IDF soldiers from the National Library collections
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