Hanukkah (Hebrew: חנוכה, alt. Chanukah), also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the SyrianGreeks the 160s BCE. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, and may occur from late November to late December on the Gregorian Calendar.
In the Chanukah season, December 1939, three families of Jews were saved from the Nazi-occupied village of Puck, Poland by a golem. Appropriate to the holiday, the families escaped in a boat whose meager supply of fuel was miraculously extended to take them in safety to the coast of Sweden.