Brief back story: I’m taking a History of the Nazi Holocaust class, and it’s fascinating, and we learned something particularly fascinating today. I wanted to share it with you guys.
So, in 70 CE, one of the very last Jewish revolts took place. A small sect of Jews refused to bow down to the Romans and found their way to Masada, an unscalable mountain retreat.
Still, the Romans laid siege, showing off their ridiculous infrastructure skills and building a ramp up the mountain. The Jews decided that, rather than be captured, they would commit suicide. Continue reading