Brit-Am Ephraimite Forum no. 80
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Date: 16 September /08 16 Elul 5768
1. Robert Michael:
Failure of Allies to
Help Jews During Holocaust followed by Brit-Am Remarks
2. Human Development Index List
Comparted to List of Israelite
3. WW2 and the Problem of Ireland
a. Irish non-Acceptance of Jewish Refugees
b. The Challenge Of The Irish Volunteers of World War II by Geoffrey Roberts
c. Deserters from the Irish Army to the Allies Cause
1. Robert Michael: Failure of Allies to
Help Jews During Holocaust
From: ROBERT MICHAEL <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This excerpt from my forthcoming book, SOUL OF THE HOLOCAUST, explains
what could have pragmatically been done to rescue Jews of the Holocaust
without serious cost to the war effort. They could have taken these steps:
(1. More fully informed their people as to what as known about the
Holocaust, so that at least in the democracies there would have been a
public debate on the issue. And possibly, just possibly, people would
have decided once the situation was clarified, that Jewish lives were
worth the effort to save.
( 2. Honestly report to their public what they kept secret? that they had
decided not to help the Jews because they were not important.
(3. Bomb the railway lines leading to Auschwitz or part of the camps
themselves. Of course, Auschwitz was bombed, by accident; and the
nearby plants of I.G. Farben were bombed by design.
(4. Clearly, continually, and assertively warn the Nazis and their
collaborators, that they would be tried after the war for the murder
of Jews ?it was done only a few times.
(5. Promise neutral nations who accepted refugees that they would be
rewarded now and after the war.
(6. Open up Palestine to refugees during this extraordinary crisis.
Open up the United States, where we had many camps for German POWs,
far above the quotas. Open up the Territory of Alaska. All these
options were refused to the Jews.
(7. Drop arms and advisors to Jewish resistance groups as was done for
other, non-Jewish resistance groups in Czechoslovakia, the Balkans,
(8. Clearly, continually, and assertively appeal to the Vatican
officially to help the Jews.
(9. Negotiate with the Nazis and their collaborators in hundreds of
small ways?little deals with them to help save Jewish lives.
(10. Establish a Jewish Army to be dropped into Eastern Europe to help,
advise, encourage the Jews, to sabotage railway lines and camps. A
Jewish unit was dropped to help gentile Resistance groups.
(11. Warn the neutral nations that any collaboration with the Nazis
to murder innocent civilians would be severely punished after the war.
(12. Warn the Jews in the ghettos by radio and/or pamphlets what lay in
store for them - the Allies knew better than they.
(13. Drop food, medical supplies, and arms into the ghettos.
(14. Inform those German people who may not have known of the
Holocaust and, as a last resort, threaten and if necessary carry out
retributive bombing of German cities if the Holocaust did not stop.
Even if only a few of these actions had been successful, it would have
significantly helped the Jews. And even if all of these actions had
failed on the pragmatic level, would not their attempt have heartened
the Jews? Would it not have inspired them with hope to know that
someone really cared? Would it not have helped a dying musselman who,
instead of watching Allied planes fly over Auschwitz, could have seen
them bomb the camp in an effort to stop the slaughter? Would not the
Allies then have saved their virtue, their honor, their reputation,
their own humanity?
Please read David Wyman's ABANDONMENT OF THE JEWS and Bernard Wasserstein,
BRITAIN AND THE JEWS OF EUROPE, 1939-1945. These authors lay out, with the
evidence, the despicable back-stabbing antisemitism of many in the U.S.
State Department and elsewhere, as well as in the British Colonial and
Foreign Offices. Read the U.S. Treasury Department's conclusions as
included in my book CONCISE HISTORY OF AMERICAN ANTISEMITISM: the U.S.
State Department, according to the Treasury Department's report of 1944,
acquiesced in the German murder of the Jews. The "Report to the Secretary
on the Acquiescence of This Government in the Murder of the Jews"
maintained that several State Department officials were so fearful that
this Government might act to save the Jews of Europe if the gruesome facts
relating to Hitler's plans to exterminate them became known, that they not
only attempted to suppress the facts but, in addition, they used the
powers of their official position to secretly countermand the instructions of
the Acting Secretary
of State [Sumner Welles] ordering such facts to be reported. We leave it
for your judgment whether this action made such officials the accomplices
of Hitler in this program and whether or not these officials are not war
criminals in every sense of the term. . . .
"We don't shoot them [Jews].
We let other people shoot them, and let them starve. . . . When you get
through with it, the [State Department's] attitude to date is no
different from Hitler's attitude. [The State Department officials
involved in America's refugee policy are an] underground movement . . .
to let the Jews be killed."
As to the British, Henry Morganthau and his
associates in the Treasury Dept. conclude that "the British by doing
nothing, are condemning these people [Jews] to death. [How can they]
blame the Germans for killing them when we are doing this. The law calls
them para-delicto, of equal guilt."
There is more, much more, but for now, this is more than enough to digest.
Professor Emeritus European History/University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Graduate Faculty, Florida Gulf Coast University
This is a very complex subject.
There were anti-Semities amongst the Allies and their existence must be
In addition there was an unwillingness to internalize what was happening to the
Not only the Allies but the Jews themselves were afflicted with this malady.
Jewish leaders refused to believe that the Germans were killing them. Jews who
were taken to be killed
and escaped were liable to be physically attacked by other Jews if they tried to
warn the community of what was happening.
They were considered to be scare-mongers and panic merchants.
Even the gas chambers were disguised as mass shower facilities.
The Nazis were helped by Gentiles in the conquered countries and by Jewish
[So too, today, American and European elements against the state of Israel use
the help of
Jews in Israel and overseas in working against the Jewish people.]
It must also be recognized that:
The Allies did do much to help the Jews.
Britain took in up to 80,000 Jewish refugees and facilitated the reaching of
safety of an additional
large number. The USA also took in very many.
Some attempts at rescue were made.
It is doubtful if much could have been done.
"The Myth of Rescue. Why the Democracies could not have saved more Jews from the
by William D. Rubinstein, USA, 1997.
In addition the attitude of the world at the time was different. All the
gentiles were anti-Semitic
especially in Eastern Europe and action on behalf of the Jews would not have
Nevertheless there were cases were more could have been done but it was not and
for not doing it openly admitted to being against the Jews. This aspect of what
happened has to be acknowledged.
Robert Michael in the above article brings up 14 points.
Here are some comments on them:
1. The public should indeed have been more widely informed as to what was
Many did know but most did not despite present-day attempts to say otherwise.
2. Not true but they did have reasons not to act more in helping Jews
specifically (as against the
occupied peoples in general) which helps explain point no.1.
3. Bombing the railway lines to Auschwitz in my opinion would not have helped
though it may have had symbolic value.
4. The utility of threatening the Nazis was Doubtful and possibly
German resistance almost until the very end was in part motivated by
fear of retribution for crimes committed by the German nation.
The German people should have been told what was going on even though they
mostly already knew.
We see every day that people react differently to news that is openly published
than they do to
information that everybody knows about but which is not admitted.
5. More should have been done to influence neutral nations.
In cases where this or actions along similar lines were carried out it helped.
6. The Allies could have opened up the USA and Alaska to accepting Jewish
refugees more than they did.
Palestine is a different issue though there too more could have been done.
Refugees who did reach Palestine were allowed to stay or interned in Cyprus
where at least they were safe.
7. The Jew should have been urged and helped to defend themselves. More could
have been done more than it was.
8. The Vatican was against the Nazis but after the War helped Nazi war criminals
Italy and Spain to South America.
9. Claims that more could have been done by negotiating with the Nazis appear to
There is a tendency to downplay the fanatical determination amongst the Nazis to
torment and slaughter Jews in any way possible.
The NAZIS sought to drive a wedge between the US and Britain on one side and
Russia on the other.
Material assistance to the Nazis in return for Jewish lives may have meant more
German resources being used against Russia.
Hitler himself would not have agreed and could not talk for more than ten
minutes without returning to the Jewish question.
It is not realized how much Jewish hatred was a motivating factor in fighting
10. Jewish resistance should have been encouraged more and supported from
We agree with points
11, 12, 13, and 14.
2. Human Development Index List
to List of Israelite Countries
Brit-Am identifies the following countries that have a significant
proportion of people of Israelite descent amongst them and in which these
Israelites noticeably influence the National Character:
Israel, USA, Canada, Australia, New
Zealand, UK and Ulster, Eire, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland,
Iceland, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Switzerland, along with a sizeable
proportion of the white population of South Africa.
This gives us 16 complete nations.
These nations have been blessed as the Bible promised Israel would be blessed.
This may be shown in nearly all international charts of comparative well being.
One of these charts is the Human Development Index
##The Human Development Index (HDI) is a
comparative measure of life expectancy, literacy, education, and standards of
living for countries worldwide. It is a standard means of measuring well-being,
especially child welfare. It is used to distinguish whether the country is a
developed, a developing, or an under-developed country, and also to measure the
impact of economic policies on quality of life.##
It will be noticed from the list below that all 15 out of the 16 "Israelite"
are in the top 20. The exception is the state of Israel which is no.23.
11 out of the top 12 are Israelite Nations.
in 2005 (published in 2007)
1 (2) Iceland 0.968
2 (1) Norway 0.968
3 (0) Australia 0.962
4 (2) Canada 0.961
5 (1) Ireland 0.959
6 (1) Sweden 0.956
7 (2) Switzerland 0.955
8 (1) Japan 0.953
9 (1) Netherlands 0.953
10 (6) France 0.952
11 (0) Finland 0.952
12 (4) United States 0.951
13 (6) Spain 0.949
14 (1) Denmark 0.949
15 (1) Austria 0.948
16 (2) United Kingdom 0.946
17 (4) Belgium 0.946
18 (6) Luxembourg 0.944
19 (1) New Zealand 0.943
20 (3) Italy 0.941
21 (1) Hong Kong 0.937
22 (1) Germany 0.935
23 (0) Israel
3. WW2 and the Problem of Ireland
a. Irish non-Acceptance of Jewish
At ceremonies for the first Holocaust Memorial Day in Ireland, January 26, 2003,
Justice Minister Michael McDowell apologized for what he claimed was an Irish
wartime policy towards refugees that was inspired by "a culture of muted anti-semitism
in Ireland," which discouraged the immigration of thousands of Europe's
threatened Jews. He further claimed that "at an official level the Irish state
was at best coldly polite and behind closed doors antipathetic, hostile and
unfeeling toward the Jews".[
b. The Challenge Of The Irish Volunteers
of World War II
the large number of Irish citizens who volunteered for service in the British
armed forces between 1939-1945. During the war an estimated 70,000 citizens of
neutral Ireland served in the British armed forces, together with 50,000 or so
from Northern Ireland.
between 1939 and 1945 nearly 200,000 workers from Eire migrated to work in the
British war economy - most of whom remained in the country after the war.
Of the 100 or so Irish veterans of World War II interviewed/questioned by The
Volunteers Project about 20% identified themselves as coming from a Church of
Another contemporary example of a lauding of the volunteers role is an editorial
by Peadar O?Donnell in The Bell in 1947. This was an editorial replying to
Russian objections to Irish membership of the UN on the grounds that Eire had
aided the Nazi cause. O?Donnell argued:
It would startle even the best informed among ourselves to have accurate figures
of the recruitment of Irish men and women into the British armed forces and war
industry?soldiers home on leave were welcomed by their neighbours. An air raid
in Britain brought anxiety to every parish in Southern Ireland. One met the joke
often?that what the Irish were doing dare not be told because the facts would
embarrass both the Belfast Government who wished the world to believe their
people were in the war, and Mr de Valera who wanted the Southern Irish to
believe they were out of it.
In April 1995 Taoiseach John Bruton spoke at Islandbridge and paid tribute to
the 150,000 Irish people North and South who "volunteered to fight against Nazi
tyranny in Europe, at least 10,000 of whom were killed while serving in British
uniforms. In recalling their bravery, we are recalling a shared experience of
Irish and British people. We remember a British part of the inheritance of all
who live in Ireland."
c. Deserters from the Irish Army to the
DE VALERA'S DIPLOMATIC NEUTRALITY.
By: Girvin, Brian. History Today, Mar2006, Vol. 56 Issue 3, p50-50
The article explains the tensions between the Irish government and many of the
Irish people regarding their attitudes toward the war against Nazism. At the
very time that de Valera was visiting Hempel in May 1945, two deserters from the
Irish army who had joined the British forces returned to Ireland In the belief
that they would not be prosecuted. In fact they were arrested, court-martialled
and sentenced, and both were discharged from the Irish armed forces. Some 4,000
Irish army personnel deserted to Britain during the war, most of them long after
any threat to Irish neutrality had disappeared. Reading Level (Lexile): 1330;
Ireland was neutral in WW2. Ireland did not accept Jewish refugees.
70,000 volunteers from served with Allies compared with 50,000 from Ulster.
Possibly 20% of the volunteers from Eire were Protestants.
200,000 workers from Eire went to Britain during WW2.
Popular sentiment was pro-British.
10,000 Irish soldiers (from both Eire and Ulster) serving with the British were
4,000 soldiers from the Army of Eire deserted to serve in the British forces.
The population of Eire in 2007 was ca. 6 million.
Of Ulster 1.75 million.
We are not sure what the population was in 1939 but one source indicated ca. 4
million for Eire.
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