In the shadow of the Holocaust: the struggle between Jews and Zionists in the aftermath of World War II

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Common Courage Press, Jul 1, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 279 pages
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Working from newly unraveled archival material, Grodzinsky tells the touching story of the encounter between Jewish survivors and Zionist envoys, dispatched from Palestine to the camps in order to help in rehabilitation efforts, but also with a clear Zionist agenda: Their mission was to bring all the "Surviving Remnant" to Palestine. Survivors were to be "the anvil upon which the revolt against the British [in Palestine] must be forged" (David Ben-Gurion). In 1945, Zionists forcefully prevented the rescue of child survivors; in 1948, they instituted forced conscription to the Israel Defense Force, dwindled by the fighting with the Arabs. "Written with passion and an obsession for accuracy." - Ariana Melamed, Ha-'Ir, the leading Tel Aviv weekly

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About the author (2004)

Yosef Grodzinsky is Professor of Psychology at Tel Aviv University, and Professor and Canada Research Chair in Neurolinguistics at McGill University. He has studied language mechanisms in the brain for many years, and has published several books and articles on the subject. He has been involved in historical research for a decade, focusing on Jewish national movements around the time of the Holocaust, and the relation between these and the establishment of the State of Israel. He has published extensively on these topics in the Hebrew scholarly and literary press. This book was published in Hebrew in 1998 under the title "Good Human Material.