Jewish Agency and the Holocaust

Nathan Schwalb

Nathan Schwalb served as the representative of the Jewish Agency, exercising authority upon matters of rescue of the European Jews during the holocaust.

When he was approached by the rescue committee of Czech Jewry for a sum of money to halt the transports to Auschwitz, he answered:

“Since we have the opportunity of this courier, we are writing to the group that they must always remember that matter which is most important, which is the main issue that must always be before our eyes. After all, the allies will be victorius. After the victory they will once again divide up the world between the nations as they did at the end of the first war. Then they opened the way for us for the first step and now, as the war ends, we must do everything so that Eretz Yisroel should become a Jewish state. ….we must be aware that all the nations of the Allies are spilling much blood and if we do not bring sacrifices, with what will we achieve the right to sit at the table when they make the distribution of nations and territories after the way? “

…the shedding of Jewish blood in the Diaspora is necessary in order for us to demand the establishment of a “Jewish” state before the peace commission…Czech Jewry must resign itself to annihilation in the Auschwitz crematoria”

…Holocaust Victims Accuse, pp 26-28.

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