European Jewry and the Palestinian Question

Yad Vashem Studies, Volume XIII

Nathaniel Katzburg

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European Jewry and the Palestinian Question: Appraisals and Predictions

Early in World War II Ben-Gurion and Weizmann, not believing that most of European Jewry would be destroyed, told Lord Moyne that after the war Palestine would have to absorb three million Jews. Moyne, against mass immigration to Palestine, suggested an enclave in Europe, Madagascar, or South America. Roosevelt, too, thought that most of the Jews would return to their countries in Europe and reside there comfortably and honorably. It was widely believed that the solution to the Jewish question was not primarily absence of a homeland. Rather, it was a problem arising from racial and political persecutions and the removal of regimes practicing such anti-Jewish measures would solve the Jewish problem.

Products specifications
ISSN 0084-3296
Year 1979
Catalog No. 197907
No. of Pages 14 pp.
Format Electronic article in Yad Vashem Studies, Volume XIII, pp. 249-262, Edited by Livia Rothkirchen
Publisher Yad Vashem