Hitler and the Nazis took antisemitism to the Muslim world and North Africa. There, they sought to recruit local Muslims to join them against their common enemy.
Palestine During World War II
The anti-Semitism of Nazi Germany was warmly embraced by Arab leadership. See also: The Mufti of Jerusalem and Yasser Arafat
Overview The Story- 1914-1948, MyJewishLearning.com. Primary sources Documents and Correspondence Relating to Palestine – Aug. 1939-Mar. 1940. Summons to a Holy War Against Britain – A “Fatwa” Issued by Haj Amin al-Husseini, May, 1941. The Mufti’s Diary Entry on His Meeting with Hitler, Nov. 21, 1941. The German “Final Solution,” 1941. Atlantic Charter, Aug. 14, […]
President Franklin D. Roosevelt on board the USS Quincy (CA-71) meets with King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia in the Great Bitter Lake, Egypt, on February 14, 1945. The King is speaking to the interpreter, Colonel William A. Eddy, USMC. Fleet Admiral William D. Leahy, USN, the President’s Aide and Chief of Staff, is at […]
Primary sources Attitude of American Government Toward Palestine- Letter from President Roosevelt to King Ibn Saud, Apr. 5, 1945. Memorandum for the President, Urgent Request from Ibn Saud to Dwight D. Eisenhower, Aug. 9, 1951. Newspaper articles Ibn Saud on the War-Path, The Palestine Bulletin, Sep. 26, 1929. Life Visits Arabia, Life Magazine, May 31, […]
Ibn Saud was the first monarch and founder of Saudi Arabia, the third Saudi State. He opposed the Jewish claim to Palestine and fought against Israel.
Hannah Senesh (Hebrew- חנה סנש) (July 17, 1921 – November 7, 1944) was a Hungarian Jew, one of 37 Jews living in Palestine who were trained by the British army to parachute into Yugoslavia during the Second World War in order to help save the Jews of Hungary, who were about to be deported to […]
While this unfortunate term, which refers to the Nazi attempt to annihilate the Jewish people, is manifest in a variety of documents, we have chosen several that reflect the essential evil of the Nazi plan of genocide. Each time you read these words, they get worse as the faces of those who lost their lives […]
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Attitude of American Government Toward Palestine: Letter from President Roosevelt to King Ibn Saud, Apr. 5, 1945.
Your Majesty will recall that on previous occasions I communicated to you the attitude of the American Government toward Palestine and made clear our desire that no decision be taken with respect to the basic situation in that country without full consultation with both Arabs and Jews. Your Majesty will also doubtless recall that during […]