His Majesty's Enemies: Great Britain's War against Holocaust Victims and Survivors

His Majesty's Enemies: Great Britain's War against Holocaust Victims and Survivors

His Majesty's Enemies: Great Britain's War against Holocaust Victims and Survivors

His Majesty's Enemies: Great Britain's War against Holocaust Victims and Survivors

Synopsis

Examines British policy toward Jews during the Holocaust and the ongoing struggle to retrieve the victims' property.

Excerpt

Every year thousands of Jewish teenagers from Israel and the Diaspora set out on the March of the Living from Auschwitz to Birkenau. On Holocaust Memorial Day we wave an Israeli flag over what is left of the ramparts and the bombed-out gas chambers and the railroad tracks that led hundreds of thousands of Jews to their death. We come to tell the world, “We are here.”

In the Auschwitz museum we glimpse the atrocities of another planet, exhibits designed to forever remind the entire world what the murderers and their accomplices did to our people. In one display case we see the prayer shawls taken from the victims, in another the tattered suitcases of murdered families, in a third, shoes taken from babies before they were choked and burned.

In recent years, we have learned to our great dismay that not only the murderers made material gains from the Holocaust. Swiss banks, Dutch neighbors, Polish villagers, French merchants, all took part in the greatest robbery in history. Across the length and breadth of Europe, littered with the bodies of Holocaust victims, our brothers' and sisters' property is still held today by those who murdered and those who helped, those who remained silent and those who turned a blind eye.

My friend Itamar Levin is a pioneer in researching and exposing the affair of this horrible robbery, adding more and more bits of information to the picture for the past five years. The story told in the following pages is one of the most difficult and serious that Itamar has uncovered or that has ever been uncovered concerning the looting of Holocaust victims' prop-

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