This Day in Jewish History 1932: Jewish Commie Leads Mass Trespass in Bid to Secure Public Access to U.K. Countryside

Benny Rothman was imprisoned for the illegal wilderness hike, which got the ball rolling on a long but ultimately successful fight for public access to Britain’s open space.

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April 24, 1932, was the date of the Kinder Scout Mass Trespass, a popular protest of Britain’s then-restrictive right-of-way laws. The Trespass, which was the start of a long process leading to the opening up...