Tuvia Friling recounts and analyses the efforts of aid and rescue made by the Jewish community of Palestine - the Yishuv - to help European Jews facing annihilation. He gives a detailed account of the activities carried out for David Ben-Gurion and the Yishuv leaderships, from daring attempts to rescue Jews to proposals for direct negotiations with the Nazis. This book shows the wide scope and complexity of Yishuv activity at this time, refuting the idea that Neb-Gurion and the Yishuv ignored the plight of European Jews during the Holocaust.
Tuvia Friling is senior research fellow and director of the Ben-Gurion Research Center at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. Since October 2001, he has served as Israel's State Archivist. He has authored numerous scholarly articles on the Holocaust and Israeli history.