More than 700 Jewish children managed to escape Nazi-occupied Poland and were spirited to Israel, passing through Iran on their way.
On February 18, 1943, over 700 children who fled the Nazis years earlier finally found their way to the Land of Israel.
They arrived at the Atlit station on a train from Tehran, Iran, of all places. A total of 719 Jewish children, all of whom were orphans or separated from living parents, landed in Israel on the eve of the Jewish festival of Purim, which celebrates the Jewish people’s triumph over a Persian arch-villain who sought nothing less than genocide thousands of years earlier.
Check out this amazing footage of their arrival!
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Source: United with Israel