Hebron massacre survivor, 86, dies

The youngest survivor of the Hebron massacre of 1929 has died. Shlomo Slonim (pictured), only 18 months old at the time, was covered by the bodies of his slain parents. Report in the Jewish Press:

In 1929, after years of relatively peaceful existence, the Arabs of
Hebron responded to the call of the Mufti of Jerusalem and slaughtered
the Jews in their midst.

A Jewish child, Shlomo Slonim, 18-months-old at the time of the massacre, survived the brutality.

The Slonim baby lived because after being struck in the head with an
axe, he lost consciousness and was covered by the dead bodies of his
slain parents. His four-year old brother and grandparents were also

In all, 24 of the 67 Jews butchered in Hebron that day died in the
Slonim house. People hid there because it was thought to be the safest
place, given the close relations Shlomo’s father had with the Arab
neighbors who had promised him protection.

But none were spared.

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