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Tsemakh, Samach, Sea of Galilee, General Falkenhayn leaves the Palestine war theater | by blauepics
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Tsemakh, Samach, Sea of Galilee, General Falkenhayn leaves the Palestine war theater

Photograph taken in early 1918 by a German military photographer.

 

German general Erich von Falkenhayn was in charge of the German-Ottoman forces in Palestine for about a year from early 1917 until January 1918.

Despite his failure in Verdun, he and the German staff need to be credited with have prevented an Ottoman genocide towards Christians and Jews in Palestine similiar to the Armenian suffering.

Wikipedia: 'His positive legacy is his conduct during the war in Palestine in 1917. As his biographer Afflerbach claims, "An inhuman excess against the Jews in Palestine was only prevented by Falkenhayn's conduct, which against the background of the German history of the 20th century has a special meaning, and one that distinguishes Falkenhayn." (1994, 485)

 

The ferry connected Tiberias with the Ottoman railway station at Samach.

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Taken on January 16, 2011