9780299175504

Arrows in the Dark Vols. 1&2 : David Ben-Gurion, the Yishuv Leadership and Rescue Attempts During the Holocaust

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    9780299175504

  • ISBN10:

    0299175502

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-07-06
  • Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Pr

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Summary

Arrows in the Darkrecounts and analyzes the many efforts of aid and rescue made by the Jewish community of Palestinethe Yishuvto provide assistance to European Jews facing annihilation by the Nazis. Tuvia Friling provides a detailed account of the activities carried out at the behest of David Ben-Gurion and the Yishuv leadership, from daring attempts to extract Jews from Nazi-occupied territory, to proposals for direct negotiations with the Nazis. Through its rich array of detail and primary documentation, this book shows the wide scope and complexity of Yishuv activity at this time, refuting the idea that Ben-Gurion and the Yishuv ignored the plight of European Jews during the Holocaust.

Author Biography

Tuvia Friling is senior research fellow and director of the Ben-Gurion Research Center at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. Since October 2001, he has served as Israel’s State Archivist. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles on David Ben-Gurion, the Holocaust, and Israeli history.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction 3(12)
Part I. Confronting the Information
Phases of Acknowledging: Information, Consciousness, Mental and Emotional Processing
15(62)
Protest: Political Tool or Substitute for Action?
77(48)
Lightning Rod: Establishing the Rescue Committee
125(18)
Part II. Rescue Plans
General Introduction
139(4)
``Or We Shall Have No Repentance'': Plans to Rescue Children
143(52)
Dealing with the Devil: The 1942 and 1943 Ransom Plans
195(44)
Between the Hammer and the Anvil in 1944: Continuing Efforts to Rescue Children and the Struggle for Immigration to Palestine
239(22)
The Secret Partnership
261
Notes
357
``A One-in-a-Million Chance'': Attempts to Rescue Hungarian Jewry and Negotiations toward the End of the War
3(68)
Bombing to Deter and Stultify
71(18)
Part III. Financing of Rescue Attempts and Assistance
At the Edge of the Abyss: Financial Maneuvers by Ben-Gurion and Kaplan, 1942--1943
89(28)
Financing Aid and Rescue Activity in Liberated Europe
117(12)
The Jewish Agency Budget and Fund-raising Appeals in Palestine
129(22)
Fund-raising Campaigns Abroad
151(22)
Money Transfers
173(16)
Funding Aid and Rescue Operations: A Summary
189(6)
Conclusion 195(26)
Notes 221(20)
Bibliography 241(16)
Names Index 257(16)
Subject Index 273

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