Jewish Journal

Episode 62 – When the World Fell Apart: 100 Years to WWI

ca. 1917, West of Cambrai, France --- Members of the Royal Navy maneuver a tank, or "landship," over a trench during the Battle of Cambrai just west of the French town. --- Image by © Underwood & Underwood/CORBIS

Since 2014 the world has been commemorating 100 years for the Great War, World War I. 16.5 Million people lost their lives in that war, and its results changed the world forever.

Among many influences, the one that is most relevant to the Jewish people, is the liberation of Israel – then Palestine – from the Turkish occupation, and the beginning of the British Mandate. This November we’re also commemorating 100 years since the Balfour Declaration. Signed by the British foreign minister Balfour, that document led to the fact that we’re sitting here right now with Kobi Hubara…

Kobi Hubara has been filling up pubs and venues with his popular history lectures throughout Tel Aviv, for years. He’s a researcher of history, a writer and a publicist, and he’s with us to talk about the war we know almost nothing about, its affect on the Jewish fate and and how it reshaped the world.

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