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Grandad's WWII Diary

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Photos of Jerusalem 1942

In my Grandfather’s War Diary entry from Friday August 21 1942, he visits Jerusalem & Bethlehem.  He said “… saw Wailing Wall then to Jerusalem and went through the million dollar American YMCA – beautiful building and grounds.”

He most likely took (or purchased) these photos on this visit that day.

The comments under the photos are his own words from the backs of the photos.

"Good Samaritan Inn" on road between Jerusalem and Jericho - believed to be an actual spot where the Samaritan did his "Deed of Mercy"

“Good Samaritan Inn” on road between Jerusalem and Jericho – believed to be an actual spot where the Samaritan did his “Deed of Mercy”

Muslim women praying to Allah - Jerusalem

Muslim women praying to Allah – Jerusalem

Note – as per a reader’s comment, these are Jewish women, not Muslim.

Rockfeller's Museum - Jerusalem

Rockfeller’s Museum – Jerusalem

Seven Sisters - On the Way to Jerusalem

Seven Sisters – On the Way to Jerusalem

The wilderness of Judea with Dead Sea in background. Gives good idea of naked barren land surrounding Jerusalem

The wilderness of Judea with Dead Sea in background. Gives good idea of naked barren land surrounding Jerusalem

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5 thoughts on “Grandad’s WWII Diary – Photos of Jerusalem 1942

  1. The women praying at the “Wailing Wall” are not Mulim women. They are Jewish Women..

    Posted by mrsbrite | December 5, 2016, 12:45 pm
  2. I very much appreciate getting the update 🙂 Thanks for stopping by 🙂

    Posted by The Sock Mistress | December 12, 2016, 9:06 pm

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