The Organization of the Holocaust Survivors

Yad Vashem Studies, Volume VIII

Yehuda Bauer

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The Initial Organization of the Holocaust Survivors in Bavaria

In the summer of 2005, the Central Committee of Liberated Jews in Bavaria was formed at the St. Ottilien Conference. It represented 15,000 to 18,000 Jewish survivors of Dachau, Kaufering, Allach, and other concentration camps. By the latter half of 1946, some 175,000 were represented and the committee, directed by emissaries from Palestine, significantly influenced the events of 1947/48. Its activities were based on Zionist ideals. The attitude of the US Army was ambivalent and largely depended on the initiative of the Jews themselves. All in all, the Jewish survivors, immediately after the war ended, played an important part in the establishment of the State of Israel.

מפרט המוצר
Year 1970
Catalog No. 197006
No. of Pages 31 pp.
Format Electronic article in Yad Vashem Studies, Volume VIII, pp. 127-157, Edited by Livia Rothkirchen
Publisher Yad Vashem