…A Commissariat of Jewish Affairs and a special Jewish Commission inside the Bolshevik Party simultaneously worked to involve Jews in the affairs of the workers’ state and to win the Jewish masses to socialism. The revolution’s early years saw an unprecedented flowering of Yiddish and Jewish cultural life. In 1926-27, over half of the Jewish school population attended Yiddish schools and 10 state theaters performed Yiddish plays. By the late 1920s, nearly 40 percent of the Jewish working population worked for the government.
Thus, by the 1920s, the Zionists had been marginalized on all sides. The majority of the world’s Jews clearly showed their desire to emigrate to Western countries. And thousands of Jews who remained in Eastern Europe fought for a better life, winning solidarity from many of their Gentile brothers and sisters. By 1927, as many people left Palestine as migrated to it. The entire Zionist enterprise seemed in doubt.
Hitler revived the Zionist enterprise — breathed new life into it — beginning in 1933. Without Nazism, the Zionists were on the wane. They only achieved their aim via Nazi collaboration and assistance.
…The Revolt’s intensity derived from the fact that the Zionist threat to Palestine was becoming clear in the 1930s. Throughout the 1930s, the Jewish population in Palestine exploded. Thousands of Jews fleeing persecution in Central and Eastern Europe–and denied admission to Britain, the U.S. and other Western countries–made their way to Palestine. Between 1931 and 1945, the Jewish population in Palestine swelled from 174,000 to 608,000. While Jews accounted for only one-third of the population of Palestine on the eve of the state’s declaration in 1948, they were a well-armed and powerful minority. As the Jewish population increased, so did Zionist provocations against the Palestinians.
Lest we forget it, folks, the Nazis trained an unknown number of these Jews in the dozens of “Hechaluz” camps throughout Nazi Germany (beg. in 1936). Some Hitler worshipers have claimed that the relatively small number of Jews who emigrated legally under the auspices of Hitler’s “Ha’avara Agreement” was insignificant to the founding/establishment of the Jewish state. These Hitler worshipers are ignoring the numbers of illegal Jewish emigrants to Palestine as well as the many thousands of Jews who emigrated in roundabout ways (as documented by Ingrid Weckert). The Jewish population surge in Palestine from 1931 to 1945 was mostly the result of Nazi-Zionist collaboration and Hitler’s war against eastern Europe and Russia. In the absence of these two factors, the Zionists were on the wane.