Conference to Remember 1929 Hebron Massacre

The students of Hebron college, represent a new generation. Much has change since 1929, although the struggle remains.

3.8.16, 14:26
This year marks the 87th anniversary of the 1929 Hebron massacre, known in Hebrew as "TARPAT" in which incited mobs murdered 67 people. Formerly friendly neighbors turned on the Jewish community, then looted their homes, as the British authorities turns a blind eye.
A special conference and tour of the old city of Hebron will take place to commemorate the watershed event on Wednesday August 10, 2016. 
Sponsored by Midreshet Hebron - Hebron College, the all-day event will culminate in a memorial service at the ancient Jewish cemetery where the remains of the victims are buried. 
This year marks the passing of 92-year-old Miriam Sasson, a child survivor of the massacre, who supported the repatriation of the community to the abandoned properties.
The academics who will speak at the conference have conducted new interviews with the remaining survivors, who are now all in their 90s. Older interviews have been posted on the internet and are accessible on a YouTube playlist of survivors testimonies.
The following is the schedule for the TARPAT conference:
Lectures - 10:00am - 1:00pm 
1. Dr. Gershon Bar Kokhba of Hebron Academic College: The Jewish ghetto on the eve of the massacre. Hebron is considered the only city in the Land of Israel which had a Jewish ghetto.
2. Uri Arnon, Bar-Ilan University - The British perspective. What was the attitude of the British Mandate authorities toward the massacre?
3. Dr. Yuval Arnon-Ohana, Ariel University - Palestinian Arab nationalism. How could neighbors slaughter neighbors? What was the role of Haj Amin Al Husseini?
1:00pm -2:30pm lunch break and tour of Tomb of Machpela.
Tour of Hebron - 2:30pm - 5:30pm 
1. Dr. Yoram Almachias, Hebron Academic College. The Avraham Avinu synagogue and the antique Torah scrolls which were saved from the ransacking that followed the massacre.
2. Noam Arnon - Hebron History Museum at Beit Hadassah and 4D documentary film "Touching Eternity"
Memorial - 6:00pm - 6:30pm 
Memorial service at ancient Jewish cemetery in Hebron in cooperation with the religious council and local residents.
NOTE: Lectures and tours will be in Hebrew.
Remembering the 1929 Hebron massacre - Jerusalem Post coverage of event
* Hebron website page on 1929 massacre (including in-depth articles)

To visit the 1929 TARPAT memorial and other sites in Hebron:
United States contact info:
1760 Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11230

In Israel contact the offices of the Jewish Community of Hebron at:

Conference in Memory of 1929 Hebron Massacre | 16 Images
No Comments