Jewish History this week

[April 29]

Anti-Jewish riots broke out in Vilna, Poland, 1938.

U.S. 7th army liberated Dachau, 1945.

[April 30]

Decree by Russia forbidding Jews from importing books in any language, 1800.

First enclosed and guarded ghetto established by the Nazis in Lodz, 1940.

[May 1]

47 Jews were killed by Arabs in Jaffa, 1921.

Jews from Eretz Yisrael bound for Malta died when their ship was sunk by a German plane, 1943.

Goebbels, Nazi minister of propaganda, committed suicide, 1945.

[May 2]

Pope calls upon all Christian princes to send back to Spain the Jews who had fled from the Inquisition, 1481.

Massacre of the Jewish community of Bisenz, Austria, 1605.

[May 3]

Jews of Speyer were massacred in the first Crusade, 1096.

Council of Hanover ordered the severance of all business connections between Jews and Christians, 1588.

Many Jews killed in anti-Jewish riots in Lemberg, 1667.

[May 4]

Tel Aviv was sacked by Arabs, 1917.

[May 5]

Jewish residents of Speyer, Germany, were expelled, 1435.

The council of Hanover ordered the severance of all business connections between Jews and Christians, 1588.

Anti-Jewish riots broke out in Kiev, Russia, 1881.

Israeli postal service was established, 1948