27th of Tamuz, 5774
Parashat Masei


August 12

Nazis began systematic murder of the Jews of Dvinsk, Latvia, 1941.

August 14

Jewish Agency for Palestine founded, 1929.
Archbishop of Lvov provided hiding places for Jewish children and Sifrei Torah, 1942.

August 18

Queen of Poland granted the Jews of Pinsk all the rights already granted to the Jews of Lithuania – 1533.