Arabs set alight a Jewish school for boys in Aden, Yemen during a demonstration against the UN partition of Palestine, on December 19, 1947. AP

Jews of Aden Recall the Pogrom Sparked by UN Vote on Palestine Partition Plan

'It's terrible to make this comparison, but fewer people were killed in the Kishinev pogroms than were killed in Aden. Perhaps if we’d had a Bialik, our memory would look different.'

Shimon Sasson, 84, of Tel Aviv, was 15 when the riots broke out in the port city of Aden. It happened just after November 29, 1947, the date on which the United Nations approved the partition plan for...

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