A Crowdfunding Appeal to Publish a Very Special Book - Zionism During the Holocaust
Hidden from History – The Behaviour of the Zionist movement During, Before and After the Nazi Period
Please Give Generously to My Crowdfunder - Don't Let the Zionists Silence the Truth About Their Record
When Ken Livingstone declared, in April 2016, that Hitler supported Zionism, he was attacked as a ‘Nazi apologist’. This was despite the fact that what Livingstone referred to was a matter of historical fact.
A professor recently remarked to me how strange it is that virtually none of the thousands of books and articles on the Holocaust deal with the relationship between the Zionist movement and the Nazis.
Just one academic, Professor Francis Nicosia has broached the subject. The one other book on this topic, by Lenni Brenner, Zionism in the Age of the Dictators, was published nearly 40 years ago.
Left publishers in Britain such as Pluto Press and Verso have shied away from publishing such a book because, in the words of Max Vickers of Zed Press, ‘the highly inflammatory subject matter.’
The Zionist movement is extremely sensitive to this subject. Books such as Ben Hecht’s Perfidy and Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem, resulted in vicious attacks on the authors. They were accused of saying that the Jews had killed themselves. This of course assumes that most or all Jews during the Hitler period supported Zionism whereas, in Germany for example just 2% of Jews were Zionists. Such an assumption is also anti-Semitic.
When researching for my book I came across this letter in the Jewish Chronicle of 5 February 1993 about how the Board of Deputies Zionist President Selig Brodetsky deliberately sabotaged the rescue efforts of Rabbi Schonfeld, the Chair of the Chief Rabbi's Rescue Committee - the Zionists opposed emigration to anywhere but Palestine - which was impossible during the war
The 1987 play Perdition, written by Jim Allen and directed by Ken Loach, was cancelled just 36 hours before it was due to begin at the Royal Court Theatre such was the political pressure that was exerted. Ctd....