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U.s, Bomber Brings Candies and Menorahs to Jews in Germany for Chanukah

December 2, 1945
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More than 48,000 candles and 400 menorahs, flown here from Palestine in an American bomber, augmented the local supply of candles to help the Jews of Germany celebrate Chanukah for the first time in ten years. Arragements for the flight were made with the U.S. Army by the Joint Distribution Committee.

These Chanukah lights, which he said would shine from the windows of thousands of Jewish homes in Germany, were hailed by Rabbi Alexander S. Rosenberg, director of religious activities for the JDC, as symbols of “a new message of hope to our brethren here.”

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