|Larsson's famous 1917 picture|
of the surrender of Jerusalem
to two British sergeants
The American Colony closed some 30 years later. The photos were taken to California and eventually were donated to the Library of Congress.
|Larsson's photo of eastern Jerusalem during Jordan's occupation.|
Taken from Mt. Olives. Note the Old City wall. (circa 1950)
Almost all other buildings below it are rubble
Larsson's photo shows the Jewish Quarter in rubble except for the Rothschild Building from the Beit HaMachseh compound.
As a reference point, note the truck entering the Dung Gate.
|Jewish funeral at Rothschild Building|
|Hurva synagogue in ruins, 1948. Jordanian soldier|
holding a Torah scroll. (Wikipedia)
|The IDF entering the Old City |
through the Lions Gate, 1967
Within days, some of those paratroopers found themselves fighting against the Syrians on the Golan Heights.
Special film feature
We share with you a film made one month after the 1967 war by the late Dr. Martin Richter of Basel, Switzerland. The film, showing scenes of Jerusalem, Hebron, Bethlehem and other locations, was edited by his son, Alexander Avidan and recently posted on YouTube.