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By Tuvia Friling

ISBN-10: 0299175502

ISBN-13: 9780299175504

ISBN-10: 0299175537

ISBN-13: 9780299175535

Arrows in the dead of night recounts and analyzes the numerous efforts of relief and rescue made by means of the Jewish group of Palestine—the Yishuv—to offer counsel to ecu Jews dealing with annihilation through the Nazis. Tuvia Friling presents a close 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 large scope and complexity of Yishuv task at present, refuting the concept that Ben-Gurion and the Yishuv neglected the plight of ecu Jews throughout the Holocaust.

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The streets of Germany and Austria were filled with broken glass from the thousands of shop windows shattered during the rioting, which gave rise to the misleading title given to that night: Kristallnacht. As far as Ben-Gurion was concerned, Kristallnacht was just another stage in the decline and submission of the democratic world to the pressure of Nazism and Fascism. After the Anschluss, the Evian Conference, and the Munich convention came Kristallnacht. He repeated his warning that the Jewish nation would be the victim of this process.

39 Most political delegations hoped Ben-Gurion would use his influence to reduce local red tape. 40 World Union of Zionist Socialists. This center gathered information that came from Mapaiaffiliated organizations all over the world, including Hakkibutz Hameuhad, Hano’ar Hatzioni, Hashomer Hatza’ir, Gordonia, and immigrant organizations. The center edited the incoming information and copied letters from Europe before distributing them. 41 Bulletins. The Committee of Four, the offices of the World Union of Zionist Socialists, and the Kibbutz Hameuhad collected information and published semimonthly bulletins that were sent to key people in Mapai, the Jewish Agency, members of the National Council, and others.

He was not satisfied with established communication channels or with the material it yielded either on the crisis in Europe or on other issues. If he felt an issue to be of importance, he would make inquiries and demand answers, as was the case with the present issue. 29 Confronting the Information In terms of Ben-Gurion’s personal connections, Zaslany, Epstein, Kollek, and Avriel have already been mentioned. They were joined by Shaul Meirov (Avigur) and Eliyahu Golomb, among others. A portion of the information they supplied came through the Histadrut and the Agricultural Workers’ Federation, some of whose members were involved in various undercover activities.

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