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Hitler held this book, too 

Before it was pulled from the auction block, Archive blogger Adam Soclof flipped through a book that Hitler himself may have held to plot against American Jews.

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Boardwalk Empire ButcherKosher poultry killers: The season two finale of Boardwalk Empire, the HBO drama about Prohibition era gangsters, airs tonight. Season two introduced Manny Horvitz, a Jewish butcher with a bad side. Stranger than fiction, terrorism in the kosher poultry business was a big problem in the '20s and '30s.

Out with a bang: 45,000 people were evacuated from Koblenz, Germany last Sunday for a spectacular event: a massive WWII era bomb was discovered and detonated. Ocassionally, Israel also finds bombs from its previous wars.


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Judah Nadich: Rabbi, Military Chaplain, and Community Builder New York, Through Feb. 7 Learn about the U.S. Army’s senior Jewish chaplain in Europe during World War II, as the Allies liberated the prisoners of Nazi concentration camps. Free. Details

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Eichman YouTube Video

50 years ago: Eichmann Verdict

On Dec. 15, 1961, an Israeli district court in Jerusalem sentenced Adolf Eichmann to death for his role in deporting a myriad Jews to their death during the Holocaust. The Israel State Archives have posted several videos from the trial on YouTube, including witnesses' testimony and the verdict.



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