April 24

History events
70 — (25th of Nisan, 3830) During the Jewish rebellion against Rome, Roman legions break through Jerusalem’s middle wall, but are driven back by the Jewish defenders
1288 — (20th of Iyar, 5048) First recorded auto da fé held at Troyes
1783 — (22th of Nisan, 5543) Emperor Joseph II granted the request of his Jewish subjects that they be able to continue to wear beards. At the same time he reaffirmed all of the other parts of the “Systematica gentis Judaicae regulation”
1918 — (12th of Iyar, 5678) Рogroms took place in Cracow. In Austro-Hungarian Cracow, the tensions of war have led to a disturbing outbreak of intercommunal tensions. Enraged by food shortages, Polish citizens of the town blame not the war, the authorities or the capitalist class but their Jewish fellow citizens, accusing them of controlling the black market and keeping themselves well fed while everyone else goes hungry.
1921 — (16th of Nisan, 5681) Vladimir Jabotinsky was sentenced by the British mandatory government of Palestine to 15 years of imprisonment for his participation in the Jewish self-defense corps. During Passover in 1920, Jabotinsky stood at the head of the Haganah in Jerusalem against Arab riots and was condemned by the British Mandatory Government to 15 years hard labor. Following the public outcry against the verdict, he received amnesty and was released from Acre prison
1941 — (27th of Nisan, 5701) The Nazis “closed” the Lublin Ghetto. Jews from Lublin were the first victims of the newly constructed death camp at Belzec
1945 — (11th of Iyar, 5705) When Soviet troops entered the German capital, they found 800 Jews alive at Berlin’s Jewish Hospital
1946 — (23th of Nisan, 5706) Five thousand Jews attending a funeral for five Jews murdered by Poles at Nowy Targ, Poland, three days earlier were abused from rooftops and windows by anti-Semitic taunts
1950 — (7th of Iyar, 5710) King Abdullah of Jordan annexed all of the land west of the Jordan River and the Dead Sea seized by his troop. The state of Jordan was formed by the union of Jordanian-occupied Palestine and the Kingdom of Transjordan. In the view of some, the creation of the original state of Trans-Jordan by the British after World War I was an illegal act since amounted to a partition of the Palestine Mandate. That is why there are those that contend that if the Arabs want a state in Palestine, they already have it. It is called Jordan. The creation of Jordan in 1950 was another act of illegality. The land west of the Jordan River including the eastern part of Jerusalem had been seized by the Jordanian Army during the Israeli War for Independence. Since the Arabs held what is now called the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Gaza in 1950, you would have expected that the Arab State of Palestine would have been created. The demand for an Arab state of Palestine in these areas only began after June, 1967. (1950) The government of Israel announced that it would not accept the annexation of eastern Jerusalem and the West Bank by Jordan. Israel said that it had accepted the occupation as part of the truce agreement subject to final peace negotiations
2011 — (20th of Nisan, 5771) A group of 15 Jewish worshipers were hit by gunfire from Palestinian security forces as they Joseph’s Tomb

1439 — (30th of Nisan, 5199) Rabbi, Kabbalist and poet Avigdor Ben Isaac Kara passed away today
1788 — (17th of Nisan, 5548) In Frankfurt am Main, Guttle and Mayer Amschel Rothschild gave birth to “»Carl Mayer von Rothschild the founder of the Rothschild banking family of Naples.»
1943 — (19th of Nissan 5703): Rabbi Menachem Ziemba a distinguished pre-World War II Rabbi who had been born in 1883, known as a Talmudic genius and prodigy was gunned down by the Nazis during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising