Haredim Publish Children’s Book Equating Zionists With Nazis

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Haredim are loaded onto a cattle car bound for Auschwitz as zionists look on and laugh. The Hebrew over the heads of the zionists refers to a now infamous quote from a zionist leader, "Only with blood shall we redeem our land."

Haredim, most probably affiliated with Neturei Karta and Satmar, have published a children’s book that claims zionists collaborated with the Nazis. Of course, what haredim don’t say is that their own leaders, 1) told haredim not to leave Europe, 2) claimed that the Germans would not reach (name the town, village or shtetl) because we are anti-zionist, and 3) had their leaders rescued by, most often, zionists. Further, the Rabbis March on Washington that lead to the creation of the War Refugee Board and the rescue of more than 200,000 Jews was conceived and organized by a zionist, and most of the rabbis participating were zionists. And then we have the case of the 6th rebbe of Lubavitch, Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn, who condemned the Va’ad Hatzaloh, ridiculed their (successful) rescue efforts, and condemned zionists – along with non-Orthodox and Modern Orthodox Jews. No senior Lubavitch rabbi attended the Rabbis March.

The children’s book is a version of a longer book I used to own, also published by the right-fringe of haredim. The book was widely available in Mea Shearim and Geula bookstores, and in haredi enclaves in the US.

In related news, a group of haredim apparently affiliated with the publishers of this book tried to stop people from voting in Beit Shemesh today. They had to be dispersed by police.

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18 responses to “Haredim Publish Children’s Book Equating Zionists With Nazis

  1. Shmuel

    Shmarya, are you sure most of the rabbis were Zionists? They sure look like Charedim on the photos of the website you link to.

  2. Yochanan Lavie

    Looks like a Hamas kiddie book distributed by UNRWA. Why don’t the rabbis ban this, and leave Slikfin alone!

  3. Lawrence M. Reisman

    The book “claims zionists collaborated with the Nazis.”
    Before WWII, the Zionists collaborated with the German government in forging the Havarah Agreements. In 1944, the Hungarian Zionists agreed to work and convince the population that there were no extermination camps and that it was safe to go on the trains in exchange for what became known as “Kastner’s Train.”

    “Of course, what haredim don’t say is that their own leaders, 1) told haredim not to leave Europe,”

    Where were they going to go? The US was closed because of immigration quotas, and the Jewish Agency, which controlled entry into Palestine, didn’t want religiously observant Jews. (among others on their blacklist).

    “3) had their leaders rescued by, most often, zionists.”

    Debatable. The Vaad Hatzoloh, a Charedi organization, resuced at least as many if not more.

    “Further, the Rabbis March on Washington that lead to the creation of the War Refugee Board and the rescue of more than 200,000 Jews was conceived and organized by a zionist, and most of the rabbis participating were zionists.”

    Hardly. Most were members of Agudath HaRabbonim or other Charedi Organizations.

    “And then we have the case of the 6th rebbe of Lubavitch, Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn, who condemned the Va’ad Hatzaloh,”

    A Charedi organization operated by the Agudah.

  4. Dovid

    1) some labor-zionists – (really socialist communists) where indifferent to the fate of orthodox jews – but they also did not care about revisionist zionists and betaris – who died in great numbers – Zev Jabotinsky – a zionist warned jews to liquidate the exile before it liquidated them – he was condemed by anti-zionist rabbis

    2)they could have left when they had the chance before the US was closed – and gone to EY – before the white paper -if there was no place to go – how did the anti-zionist rabbis manage to save themselves and their families. some left there families to die

    3)Rav Lazer Silver was a zionist – very prominant in vaad hatzolo – the whole washington demonstration was organized by the Bergson/Jabotinsky group and after the war Rav Yitzchak Herzog – a zionist – and Rav Shraga Feivel – very pro-israel – saved many anti-zionist rabbis

    what i find disdaindful is how certain chareidi/anti-zionist jews rewrite history when it is convenient – I believe there are still many chareidim who practice Modeh Al Haemes vidover emes bilvavo (admits to the truth and speaks truth in their heart)

    its the same with making of a godol – why suppress information showing that rabonim overcame obstacles to become gedolim

  5. Lawrence M. Reisman

    “they could have left when they had the chance before the US was closed”

    The first immigration quotas were imposed in 1920, and the more restrictive ones in 1926. That means they had to realize the disaster was coming almost 20 years before WWII began.

    “and gone to EY – before the white paper”

    The first white paper was in 1929. In any case, the Jewish Agency controlled immigration, and they did not want Orthodox Jews.

    “3)Rav Lazer Silver was a zionist – very prominant in vaad hatzolo -”

    He was also prominent in Agudath Israel.

    “how did the anti-zionist rabbis manage to save themselves and their families. some left there families to die”

    It’s very easy to save one or two or even ten people at a time. It’s a lot more difficult to move
    a half million or a million.

  6. 1. Dovid is correct. Thank you.

    2. The vast majority of Va’ad Hotzaloh members were zionist. Almost all were beardless. The bearded ones were put in the front row by the ZIONIST Peter Bergson (Hillel Kook) for visual effect.

    3. Eim HaBanim Semeicha recounts the Roumanian rabbis who told their flocks that the nazis would not get them because we are anti-zionists. Further, the Minkatcher, is disciples, the Rashab and Rayyatz (Lubavitch both) and their immediate disciples, all were viciously anti-zionist and all forbade their hasidim from leaving Europe. (With the exception of a few very special souls who were allowed to make aliya).

    4. The Kastner case is no nearly as clear as you make it out to be.

    5. The zionists saved dozens of haredi leaders.

  7. Lawrence Reisman –

    No.

    1. Other countries were open until the late 1930’s.

    2. Other routes out of Europe existed.

    3. Jews that listened to the zionist Jabotinsky lived. Those who listened to their haredi rabbis died.

    4. Aguda was a tiny org with no power. It did not grow in the US until after WW2, and did not become really prominent until after the death of Reb Moshe, who was the Av Beit Din of Agudath HaRabbonim.

    5. Again, the vast majority of rabbis at the rabbis march were zionists. that march saved 200,000 lives. That march was orgainized by Jabotinsky’s right hand man in the States, the zionist Hillel Kook.

  8. “how did the anti-zionist rabbis manage to save themselves and their families. some left there families to die”

    It’s very easy to save one or two or even ten people at a time. It’s a lot more difficult to move
    a half million or a million.

    The Rayyatz saved almost no one. He was saved by zionist jews and the American government. Lubavitch involvement was almost nil. Read Bryan Mark Rigg’s book, Rescued From the Reich. It’s linked on the sidebar of this page.

  9. The same is true for almost every other haredi leader saved. The only effective anti-zionist rescue leader was Rabbi Wiessmandl, and his helpers were zionists.

  10. Isa

    OK
    One has to choose to be either a sheep or a goat.
    During the evacuation of Houston last year, I did the opposite of what the polititians told the people to do, I made it to Corpus Christi. (I wonder how Chabad appreviates that city [Body of Christ])
    In a normal 4 hours or so, got a hotel room and saw the poor fools who followed the advice rot on the official evacuation routes for up to 24 hours.
    There exist escape routes for those who can think for themselves and travel a route no one else takes.
    I have said to my goyem friends, that smart Jew read Mein Kampf and got the hell out.

  11. dovid

    Rav Lazer Silver was involved with both Mizrachi and Aguda – he even called for the merger of both organizations – See the Silver Era – page 156. Rav Silver was a zionist – saddened that the 1947 partition plan consisted of only a small part of EY see page 276 and many other parts of the book. This was published by feldheim – not artscroll – so it has not been the subject of revisionist Artscroll history (ArtScroll won’t even acknowledge Maran (RAYHCK) Zatzal

    the fact that Rav Silver could have been a founder of aguda in the USA and an ardent zionist and mizrachi supporter – and that the fact is unusual today – show how far we have drifted away from the greatness of and achdus personified by rav lazar silver

  12. can you cite sources for the rayatz and others who did not let their followers leave ? I have been looking for original sources on this for a while. TY

  13. Eim HaBanim Semeicha and Bryan Mark Rigg’s Rescued From The Reich. Make sure to read the footnotes.

  14. mazeartist

    Instead of expelling patriotic religious settlers, Israel should deport the Satmars back to Brooklyn. These anti-Zionists are worse than Kach.

  15. binyamin

    The events of our century, full of tragedy and hope, decision and error,
    should be analyzed. Mass immigration to Israel was possible in the decade following the Balfour Declaration, and one reason it
    didn’t happen was the opposition of anti-zionist rabbis. It is quite possible that this would have saved hundreds of
    thousands or millions of lives. It would also have prevented the influx
    of Arabs which created the “Palestinians” ex nihilo. In terms of the holocaust it is indeed difficult to judge people
    who lived under very difficult times. A women in the area mentioned that she grew up in Poland religious. There are numerous
    stories of rabbis in Hungary in the early 1940s telling the people to stay in Hungary and that it was safe. When the nazis finally did come it was too late for most of the people but these rabbis escaped to Israel. Many of the others who did escape somehow also abandonded religion.

    For some of those that remained anti-zionist chareidim – they turned this guilt outward on the “zionists” – their rabid hatred of zionists is their way of coping with the guilt, incompetence, or selfishness of their anti-zionist leaders – thus the neturei karta and to a lesser extent the eida chareidis are almost exclusivly made up of hungarian jews and their descendents

  16. Twistelton-Twistelton

    My grandfather marched, and while sypmathetic to Zionisim, he was a strong chardie

  17. Dovid Komarov

    Shamarya you mentioned the some haredi Rabbonim told their chassidim that germans will not reach their towns because they are ani-zionist. Can you please give me your source or sources on that one – I would appreciate greatly reading up on this.
    Thank you.

  18. Rabbi Teichtal in Eim HaBanim Semeicha.

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