Quotation from David Ben Gurion “Save … only half of them ... by transporting them to Eretz Yisrael, then I would opt for the second alternative” — Dec. 7 1938
One month after the Nazi Kristallnacht pogrom, in a speech delivered in London (meeting of MAPAM leaders).
- Ben Gurion, David (1886-1973) ( 88 quotations )
" If I knew that it would be possible to save all the children in Germany by bringing them over to England, and only half of them by transporting them to Eretz Yisrael, then I would opt for the second alternative. For we must weigh not only the life of these children, but also the history of the People of Israel. "
Yoav Gelber, Zionist Policy and the Fate of European Jewry (1939-42) , Yad Vashem Studies, vol.XII, p.199. Quoted by Lenni Brenner, Jews in America Today , London, 1986, p.167, by Lucas Catherine, Israël, la dernière colonie ? EPO, 2003, by Benny Morris Righteous Victims , p. 162. and Lenni Brenner, Perdition (Ithaca Press, 1987), p.76...
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