Blessed is the Match: The Story...

This book is a classic account of Jewish tragedy, faith, hope, and triumph. Published originally in 1947, it is one of the first works to deal with the horrors and the heroism of the Holocaust years.

xi leave the European continent, but though energetic enough to leave Germany they had no prescience of future developments. A glance at a photograph of the darkhaired, dark- eyed Anne dispels the notion that she could have been successfully concealed by a Dutch family as one of their own. Aryan- looking small children could occasionally be concealed in remote villages, but not a thirteen- yearold girl unlike her blond Dutch counterparts. Had the family acquired a pistol it would probably have resulted in the immediate execution of the group, including the one survivor, the father. Perhaps this would have been a more valiant course; it was hardly a prescription for rescue from the death camp. Perhaps the most widely argued evaluation of Jew and German during the Hitler era appeared in Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem. In 1960 Adolf Eichmann ( whose negotiations with Joel Brandt are reported by me as told by Brandt in 1946), a key figure in the Nazi extermination program, head of the Gestapo’s Jewish Department, and a convicted war criminal, was tracked down by Israeli volunteers in his hiding place in Argentina and taken to Israel to stand trial. In her widely publicized report of the trial Arendt developed two theses, which her considerable reputation as scholar and social philosopher endowed with a ready authority. The first was the guilt of Jewish leaders and organizations in what befell European Jewry. The crux of her charge, in view of its continued reverberations, merits quotation. Granting that the Jews had no country, government, or arms, she writes: “ But the whole truth was that there existed Jewish community organizations and Jewish party and welfare associations on both the local and international level. Wherever Jews lived, there were recognized Jewish leaders and these leaders, almost without exception, cooperated in one way or another, for one reason or another, with the Nazis. The whole truth was that if the Jewish people had really been unorganized and leaderless there would have been chaos and plenty of misery but the total number of victims would hardly have been between five and six million.” The corollary of

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FRONT MATTEREpigraphTitle PageCopyright PageContentsIntroductionI. UDII. THE PARACHUTISTS FROM PALESTINE1. The Mission2. “Blessed Is the Match”3. Behind the Lines with Tito4. In a Hungarian Prison5. Resistance in Budapest6. A Shepherd in Rumania7. What Did They Achieve?III. THE UNDERGROUND NETWORK1. The Office in Istanbul2. Eichmann Makes an Offer3. Negotiations with Wislitzeni4. Eichmann's Last Offer: “Goods for Blood”IV. THE GHETTO BATTLE1. The Witnesses2. Why They Went: Hopelessness and Hope3. The Struggle of the Spirit: “To Live With Honor”4. The Youth Groups Prepare: “To Die With Honor”5. The Last Stand: The Jewish Fighting Organization6. The Indictment7. “Understand It Humanly”V. JEWISH PARTISANS IN EASTERN EUROPE1. The Woodmen2. In Vilna: The United Partisans3. “Jerusalem” in White RussiaVI. IN WESTERN EUROPE1. In Holland It Was Different2. Rescue Is Resistance3. France—Service des Jeunes4. The Jewish MaquisVII. RESISTANCE IN PALESTINE1. Haganah: A People's Army2. The Poetry of Action3. Ha‘apalah: Illegal Immigration4. “The Blood Be on Your Head”5. The Seventh CityEpilogue: 1976
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