The Betar Naval Academy at Civitavecchia, Italy was a Jewish naval training school that operated from 1934 until 1938 and trained 200 sailors. Betar, the youth organization of the Zionist Revisionist movement founded by Vladimir Jabotinsky, believed that seamanship was beneficial to the reconstruction of the Jewish state. Most of the students were from Poland, with
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The Betar Naval Academy at Civitavecchia, Italy was a Jewish naval training school that operated from 1934 until 1938 and trained 200 sailors. Betar, the youth organization of the Zionist Revisionist movement founded by Vladimir Jabotinsky, believed that seamanship was beneficial to the reconstruction of the Jewish state. Most of the students were from Poland, with […]

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