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.

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Rescue workers search the ruins of Jerusalem's King David hotel, blown up by the Etzel underground militia in 1946.
Rescue workers search the ruins of Jerusalem's King David hotel, blown up by the Etzel underground militia in 1946.Credit: Hugo Mendelson, GPO
Ofer Aderet
Ofer Aderet
The destruction after the 1946 bombing of Jerusalem's King David Hotel.Credit: Wikimedia Commons

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