Operation “Harvest Festival”

The Nazis launched a killing spree, Aktion Erntefest (Operation Harvest Festival), on this date in 1943. In response to Jewish uprisings in Sobibor, Treblinka, and the Bialystok ghetto, Heinrich Himmler ordered the SS to murder the remaining Jews in all the forced labor camps of the Lublin District of Poland. In what was the single most murderous German […]

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Points of Departure — Part 1

Photo above: Palestinian ruins in forest (photo credit: Deborah Bright) A JEWISH ISRAELI ENCOUNTERS THE NAKBA by Linda Dittmar Editor’s introduction: One hundred years ago, on November 2, 1917, the British government published the Balfour Declaration, a “declaration of sympathy” for the “establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” (which also stipulated […]

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