february 11

History events
1147 — (9th of Adar 4907) The Jews of Wurzburg were attacked without warning by a band of Crusaders. “More than twenty among them met a martyrs death including Rabbi Isaac ben Eliakim…The humane Bishop of Wurzburg assigned a burial place in his own private garden for the bodies of the martyrs and sent the survivors to a castle near Wurzburg.”
1349 — (22th of Adar-1 5109) Jews of Uberlingen, Switzerland were massacred
1491 — (1th of Adar 5251) Isaac ben Judah ibn Katorzi produced the first printed copy of at Naples the Sefer ha-Shorashim a lexicon by Rabbi David Kimhi, known as RADAK
1632 — (29th of Shevat 5392) Nicolas Antoine, “a French Protestant theologian and pastor who attempted to convert to Judaism, although he was never officially admitted to Judaism, due to fears by the Jewish community that persecutions would happen if it became known that he was an apostate of Christianity” “was placed in an asylum for the insane” in an attempt by his fellow Christians to get him to recant his declarations that he was a Jew
1795 — (22th of Shevat 5555) Societät Felix Libertate founded at Amsterdam
1903 — (14 Shevat 5663) The Zionist Commission led by Leopold Kessler and including Selig Soskin, Dr. Hillel Yaffe, and Colonel Albert Goldsmid began its tour of the area around El Arish
1910 — (2th of Adar-1 5670) The Turkish Council of State approves statutes, which will allow a Jewish bank to be opened in Salonica
1931 — (24th Shevat 5691) The “first legally constituted Jewish National Assembly” continued to meet for a second day at the Nathan Straus Health Centre in Jerusalem
1934 — (26th Shevat 5694) Today, Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels “declared that the elimination of Jews from the production of films was essential in order to clear the way for talented young Germans.”
1937 — (30th Shevat 5697) “Anti-Semitic rioting broke out anew in Warsaw and Vilna Universities today, causing numerous casualties among Jewish students.”
1941 — (14th Shevat 5701) A pitched-street battle took placed between the NSB, a pro-Nazi Dutch movement and Jewish self-defense groups on the Waterloopein, a square in the center of Amsterdam
1953 — (26th Shevat 5713) The Soviet Union broke diplomatic relations with Israel
1958 — (21st of Shevat, 5718) Terrorists killed a resident of moshav Yanov who was on his way to Kfar Yona, in the Sharon area
1961 — (25th Shevat 5721) The trial of Adolf Eichmann began in Jerusalem

1689 — (21st of Shevat) Rabbi Moses ben Galante of Jerusalem, author of Zevah ha-Shelamim passed away today
1942 — (24th of Shevat, 5702) Flight Lieutenant Michael Weizmann of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, the 25-year-old son of Chaim Weizmann, was shot down over the Bay of Biscay. His body was never found