The world’s first canned beer is sold on this day - January 24, 1935
How’s that for a historic anniversary? You can thank Krueger’s Beer in Richmond, Virginia for making it happen with a first run of 2000 cans.
This photo from the FDR Library shows soldiers receiving World War II beer rations:
Sgt. Henry Klein sells T/4 Ralph Lohman his ration of American beer. Seven cans were rationed in Sept. but future deliveries were uncertain.
Birthday cheers for Canned Beer!
-From the FDR Library’s Public Domain Photographs
40 years ago, Syria and Egypt attacked Israel and started the Yom Kippur War. Israel was outnumbered militarily in every way. How did the IDF counter this existential threat?
Follow the progress of the war day-by-day: http://www.idfblog.com/about-the-idf/history-of-the-idf/1973-yom-kippur-war-day-day/
Children of the Łódź Ghetto
The Łódź Ghetto was the second-largest after the Warsaw Ghetto, and was primarily established for Jews and Roma during the German occupation of Poland. The ghetto operated from late 1939 until late 1944, largely thanks due to it being a manufacturing complex which served the needs of the German army. Children were expected to work, and their labor was exploited through clothing and paper workshops. The conditions in the ghetto were deplorable and contact with the non-Jewish population was made virtually impossible because of extra tight security. Starvation and disease were rampant in the ghetto throughout its existence.
By May of 1942 50,000 inhabitants of the ghetto had been transported to Chełmno (an extermination camp). In September of that same year a decision was made that all those who were not suitable for work would be deported to Chełmno. This included the elderly, sick, and children. A children’s hospital within the ghetto walls had already been raided and all of its young patients perished at Chełmno. An additional 20,000 children were ordered to be handed over for deportation. It was a terrifying perspective and out of desperation a number of families committed mass suicides to spare the suffering that would proceed imminent death.
On January 19, 1945 the ghetto was liberated. Only 877 residents remained, and only 12 were children. A total of 10,000 Jews out of the 204,000 who passed through the Łódź Ghetto survived the war. Very few of them were children.