Quotation from Joachim Prinz “Solution of the Jewish question? It was our Zionist dream!” — Sep. 17 1937
An executive member of the German Zionist Federation, he left Germany for the USA in 1937 and took on the highest responsibilities in the world Zionist organizations.
- Prinz, Joachim (1902-1988) ( 3 quotations )
" Everyone in Germany knew that only the Zionists could responsibly represent the Jews in dealings with the Nazi government. We all felt sure that one day the government would arrange a round table conference with the Jews, at which – after the riots and atrocities of the revolution had passed – the new status of German Jewry could be considered. The government announced very solemnly that there was no country in the world which tried to solve the Jewish problem as seriously as did Germany. Solution of the Jewish question? It was our Zionist dream! We never denied the existence of the Jewish question! Dissimilation? It was our own appeal! ... In a statement notable for its pride and dignity, we called for a conference to consider the status of the Jewish status […] Nothing! We were not even given an answer. "
Joachim Prinz, Zionism under the Nazi Government , The New Palestine ; Young Zionist (London, November 1937), p.18. Quoted by Lenni Brenner 51 documents. Collaboration with the Nazis , p.100.
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