[wrong] Words attributed to Chaim Weizmann “Our war ... is waged for the liberation of Jewry” — May 27 2024

Apocryphal or wrong quotation or doubtful.

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We are not denying and we are not afraid to confess, this war is our war and that it is waged for the liberation of Jewry...Stronger than all fronts together is our front, that of Jewry. We are not only giving this war our financial support on which the entire war production is based. We are not only providing our full propaganda power which is the moral energy that keeps this war going. The guarantee of victory is predominantly based on weakening the enemy forces, on destroying them in their own country, within the resistance. And we are the Trojan Horses in the enemy's fortress. Thousands of Jews living in Europe constitute the principal factor in the destruction of our enemy. There, our front is a fact and the most valuable aid for victory.


Numerous English-language websites reproduce this so-called quote, which was supposedly uttered by Chaim Weizmann, then President of the World Jewish Congress, in New York on December 3, 1942. The only accurate fact is that Weizmann was residing in New York at the time. As for the rest: absurdity of content, absence of precise circumstances, of contemporary testimonies, and of factual elements that could give this text the slightest hint of verisimilitude. It belongs to the industry of anti-Semitic inventions.

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