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Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Today is 12 Shevat

On this day in 1941, Nazis provoked the first anti-Jewish riots in Amsterdam. The Jews successfully fought off their attackers.

Two years later (1943) to the day (12 Shevat), Jews in the Warsaw ghetto put up their first resistance to the Nazi effort at liquidation.

Two more years later (1945) to the day (12 Shevat), the Russian army liberated 2819 survivors of Auschwitz.
Based on the book, Day by Day in Jewish History by Rabbi Abraham P. Bloch, z"l, and provided by OU.org