By Tuvia Friling
Arrows at nighttime recounts and analyzes the numerous efforts of reduction and rescue made via the Jewish group of Palestine—the Yishuv—to supply information to eu Jews dealing with annihilation via the Nazis. Tuvia Friling presents an in depth account of the actions conducted on the behest of David Ben-Gurion and the Yishuv management, from bold makes an attempt to extract Jews from Nazi-occupied territory, to proposals for direct negotiations with the Nazis. via its wealthy array of element and first documentation, this ebook indicates the broad scope and complexity of Yishuv job at the present, refuting the concept Ben-Gurion and the Yishuv overlooked the plight of ecu Jews throughout the Holocaust.
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Macdonald believed that this time the Germans “did have a case,” since they were entitled to the Sudetenland. According to Macdonald, there were two opinions on Hitler. The first goes “yesterday Austria, today Czechoslovakia, tomorrow Poland or Alsace, the next day the colonies—and in the end the entire world. ” Macdonald, tended toward the second version, which is one that ensures world peace. In summing up Macdonald’s analysis, Ben-Gurion wrote, Weizmann asked the British minister if he had read Hitler’s Mein Kampf.
Protest? And if they were to protest, “how would their protest get by the various censors? ”12 As he closed his analysis, Ben-Gurion urged Sharret to be prepared, since there was no knowing “what the next few days hold in store for us. ”13 On 30 December 1938 the Western press published the details of the Munich Pact agreements between Chamberlain and Eduard Daladier, France’s new prime minister, on the one side, and Benito Mussolini, Fascist Italy’s tyrannical ruler, and Adolph Hitler, on the other.
Teddy Kollek and Venja Pomeranz were sent on missions to Istanbul masquerading as news reporters, Pomeranz for Davar and Kollek for the “important” Kibbutz Ein Gev bulletin. Shai set itself up in the Davar oﬃces and several members of its staﬀ were given jobs as reporters. 47 Haifa Interrogation Bureau. This bureau was another important source of information. Founded in July 1940 for the purpose of extracting information from people arriving in Palestine from Europe, including British soldiers and airmen escaping from POW camps, refugees who had managed to escape from Europe, and people arriving for family or financial reasons, among others.
Arrows in the Dark: David Ben-Gurion, the Yishuv Leadership, and Rescue Attempts during the Holocaust by Tuvia Friling