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Yad Vashem This Month in Holocaust History
May
May 21, 1945, Germany - Members of the Jewish Brigade with trucks from the Beriha Movement

May 21, 1945, Germany

Members of the Jewish Brigade with trucks from the Beriha Movement

The Jewish Brigade was a unit in the British Army consisting of more than 5,000 Jewish volunteers from Palestine. Formed in September 1944, the Jewish Brigade helped liberate Italy in 1945. At the war's end, members of the Jewish Brigade went on to work in the displaced persons camps, helping in the survivors' rehabilitation and in organizing the flight of Jewish refugees from eastern Europe and their clandestine entry into Palestine as part of the Beriha movement.