Jewish History This Week

June 17

Central system of Israel’s underground water supply was dedicated in Northern Negev, 1951.

June 19

First (Jewish) Soviet citizen to be issued an immigrant visa to Israel, 1951.

Panama and Costa Rica (whose embassy is one of the two in Jerusalem) recognized Israel, 1948.

King Louis IX of France decreed that all Jews must wear the distinctive yellow badge, 1269.

June 20

Mass killings of Jews at Auschwitz began, 1942.