August 25

History events
1569 — (11th of Elul, 5329) In Cracow, Isaac ben Aaron Prostitz began printing “R. Naftali Hertz ben Menahem of Lublin’s “commentary on the Torah Portion of Midrash Rabbah
1928 — (8th of Elul, 5688) As of today, the Jewish population in the U.S.S.R. numbers 2,600,945.
1941 — (2nd of Elul, 5701) Нolocaust. Fifteen hundred Jews are murdered at Tykocin, Poland; In Yugoslavia, 8000 Jewish residents of Belgrade are transported to Topovske Supe, where they are murdered.
1942 — (12th of Elul, 5702) Нolocaust. ….. Jews are locked in a church at Lask, Poland, and killed. Among the victims are a mother and her baby, who is born inside the church; At Zdunska Wola, Poland, 1100 Jews are herded to the local Jewish cemetery, where all but about 100 are shot and beaten to death. Survivors are forced to bury the victims; At the Treblinka death camp, a deranged, young Jewish woman is discovered hiding a small child beneath the bed sheet she wears. Camp guards shoot and kill both the woman and the child
1945 — (15th of Elul, 5705) Jewish immigrants were permitted to leave Mauritius for Palestine
1949 — (29th of Av, 5709) Ma’agan Michael ….. was founded today by a group consisting of 154 members and 44 children who had joined together in 1942, most of whom were members of the Hebrew Scouts. It was named Ma’agan (anchorage) due to the intent of its first settlers of using the land to make a living from the sea, and Michael in honor of Michael Polak, who donated money to the Palestine Immigrant Colonization Association (PICA)
1969 — (11th of Elul, 5729) Two Jews were publicly hanged in Iraq after being accused of spying for Israel and the public rejoiced at the execution
2008 — (23th of Av, 5768) Close to 200 terrorists, including two who had murdered Jews, were freed today in another «goodwill gesture» to the PA by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert

1613 — (17th of Elul, 5373) David Gans, Jewish historian and mathematician, died
1800 — (3th of Elul, 5560) Samuel David Luzzatto, Italian Jewish scholar, born
2001 — (6th of Elul, 5761) Sharon Ben-Shalom (26), Yaniv Ben-Shalom (27), Doron Sviri (20), were murdered by terrorists who “opened fire on their car” outside of Jerusalem