Wednesday, September 10, 2008

New York - New Book Opposes View That Satmar, Belz, Ger Rebbes Escaped Nazis, While Leaving Their Chasidim Behind

Among the most painful and difficult dilemmas faced by Jewish leaders in occupied Europe during the Holocaust were demands by the Nazis that they choose Jews to be turned over to them for transfer to different locations. Although such demands were usually accompanied by assurances that those selected would not be harmed or adversely affected by the move, it was clear that such promises by the Nazis could rarely, if ever, be trusted, and consequently most Jewish leaders refused to accede to them.


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