Choose, comrades: Hanita or Madrid
A new exhibition at the Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv highlights the conflicted response of Jews in Palestine to the Spanish Civil War.
"Any front against Fascism is a Jewish front," wrote Mordechai Milman to a friend in 1937. "Only solidarity with the world's anti-fascist forces can save the Jewish people." Milman, a Jew from Palestine, had traveled to Spain to fight alongside the Republican forces in the Spanish Civil War. But his experiences, and those of the 300 or so fellow volunteers from the Land of Israel in the...
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