Tonya & Baruch

jillian musielak

2016 | 7:17

On February 25, 1994, Baruch Goldstein, a Jewish physician born in Brooklyn but living in Israel for 11 years, opened fire on a large number of Palestinian Muslims who had gathered to pray inside the Ibrahimi Mosque at the Cave of the Patriarchs compound in Hebron, West Bank. It took place on February 25, 1994, during the overlapping religious holidays of both Jewish Purim and Muslim Ramadan. The attack left 29 people dead, several as young as twelve, and 125 wounded. Goldstein was overpowered, disarmed and then beaten to death by survivors.*

Also on February 25, 1994, Tonya Harding broke a lace on her skate at the winter olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. She cried to the judges, begging them to reschedule her.