Jan. 24, 1939- Nazi S.S. leader Reinhard Heydrich was appointed to head Germany's Office for Jewish Emigration.
Jan. 6, 1946- Islamists encourage the local population to attack the Jewish community of Zanzur, Libya. Rioting spread to a number of small towns near Tripoli leaving 180 Jews dead and 9 synagogues destroyed.
Jan. 6, 1957- Yeshivas Kol Yaakov was established in Moscow with the approval of the Soviet government, after the Communists had destroyed all Jewish religious life during the 1920s and 30s. According to Soviet propaganda, this showed the world that the Communists weren't anti-Semitic.