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Jewish History

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Brief Look at Jewish History

The Jews are a people with a multitude of dilemmas. From the
Israelite tribes to the prosperous modern day Israel , bigotry
towards the Jews has been greatly evident. The Jewish race has
acted as Escape Goat for many crisis throughout history including
the black plaque which swept across Europe in the 14th century.
The establishment of Israel was a great incident was something the
Jewish people were striving to obtain for generations. This,
however, led to four major conflicts between Israel and the Arab
countries. One of the most meaningful wars was the Six-Day War.
Events such as the holocaust have also had a dramatic effect on
world history and whose mysteries are still being unravelled.

For twelve years following 1933 the Jews were persecuted by
the Nazi's. Jewish businesses were boycotted and vandalized. By
1939,Jews were no longer citizens,could not attend public
schools,engage in practically any business or profession, own any
land, associate with any non-Jew or visit public places such as
parks and museums. The victories of the German armies in the early
years of World War II brought the majority of European Jewry under
the Nazis. The Jews were deprived of human rights. The Jewish
people were forced to live in Ghetto's which were separated from
the main city. Hitler's plan of genocide was carried out with
efficiency. The total number of Jews exterminated has been
calculated at around 5,750,000.
In Warsaw ,where approximately 400,000 Jews had once been
concentrated,was reduced to a population of 60,000. They, virtually
unarmed, resisted the German deportation order and had held back
the regular German troops equipped with flame throwers,armoured
cards, and tanks for nearly a month. This heroism was similar to
the revolt which took place around 165BC. This uprising was led by
the Maccabees, a provincial priestly family (also called

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