In the summer of 1929, the British-controlled region of Palestine saw growing fault lines between Arabs and Jews.
Tensions rose until they erupted one fateful day. In the city of Hebron a riot quickly turned into a gruesome massacre, and in a mere two hours, 67 Jews were murdered.
The Hebron Riots were the catalyst for the week of terror that followed. In total 133 Jews and 116 Arabs were killed and most peaceful Jewish-Arab coexistence came to an unfortunate end.
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Boomerang Fighting for Israel
Centre National du Cinéma
Central Zionist Archives
The Pritzker Family National Photography Collection, The National Library of Israel
Chicago Film Archives
David Rumsey Map Collection, David Rumsey Map Center, Stanford Libraries
Historical Jewish Press website – www.jpress.org.il – founded by the National Library and Tel Aviv University
Imperial War Museum
Israel Film Archive – Jerusalem Cinematheque
Israeli GPO: Zoltan Kluger, Moshe Milner, Mark Neyman
Israeli State Archives
KKL – JNF Photo Archive
Library of Congress
Nadav Mann, BITMUNA. From the Haim Berger collection, from the collection of Gra postcards-Dr. Shulamit Gera, from the Edgar Hirschbein collection-Tamar Levy, and from the Yechiel Zehavi collection. The Pritzker Family National Photography Collection, The National Library of Israel
Mount of Olives Information Center, ELAD
Murnau Stiftung and Deutschlandradio Kultur
National Archives and Records Administration
National Gallery of Art
New York Times
Newspapers.com: The Gazette, Reading Times, The Sacramento Bee, The Salt Lake Tribune
The Oded Yarkoni Historical Archives of Petach Tikva, The National Library of Israel
Pexels, Krivec Ales
The Slonin Family
The Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive
From the Wein Family Album, Ranaana, In Israelalbum.org.il, the Yad Yitzchak ben Zvi archive
Yad Yitzchak ben Zvi, The National Library of Israel
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