DATE AND TIME
Jun 3, 2019 | 1:30 pm
Commonpoint Queens’ Central Queens
67-09 108th Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375
718-268-5011 ext. 151
THE WOMAN WHO FOUGHT AN EMPIRE: Sarah Aaronsohn and Her Nili Spy Ring
Monday, June 3, 1:30 p.m.
This is the true story of a remarkable young woman—the daughter of Romanian-born Jewish settlers in Palestine—who became the daring leader of the Jewish Nili spy ring during World War I. Operating behind enemy lines, Aaronsohn and her spies furnished vital information to British intelligence about Turkish military forces until she was caught and tortured by the Turks in 1917 and eventually killed herself to avoid disclosing secrets. Contemporary settlement leaders accused the Nili spies of exposing the Yishuv to great danger. Were the Nili spies heroes, traitors, or bunglers? Finalist for the 2018 Jewish Book Award for Biography.
Suggested Donation: $6 member / $10 non-member
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(718) 268-5011 ext. 151.