Rescue workers search the ruins of Jerusalem's King David hotel, blown up by the Etzel underground militia in 1946. Hugo Mendelson, GPO

70 Years Later, Perpetrator and Victim Recall King David Hotel Bombing

Levy Kampos remembers clearly what happened when the deadly blast went off on that fateful July morning in 1946 — so does Sarah Agassi, who called the hotel to inform them of the bomb her group left there.

Monday, July 22, 1946 began as an ordinary work day for Shoshana Levy Kampos. Early in the morning the 21-year-old Jerusalemite reported to the city’s King David Hotel, the headquarters of the British Mandate...

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