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  שבט 26, 5774 , 27/01/14

Gush Etzion School Uncovers 1930's Letter to Hitler

The Kfar Etzion Field School conducted a study into the acquisition of the land from the ‘El Hahar” real estate company in the 1930’s. To their amazement they uncovered a letter of S. Glazer, one of the company’s representatives, requesting from the Reich Chancellor Adolf Hitler permission to sell pieces of land to German Jews, and then approve their immigration to Palestine.

In return, Glazer promised to deposit 100,000 pounds in Germany’s account for the purchase of German goods to bring into Palestine.

According to the Director of the Kfar Etzion Field School, Yaron Rosenthal, “Gush Etzion’s existence throughout history, embodies many different levels . We see Holtzman 's men tried to find a creative way to smuggle Jews from Germany before the war and the redemption of land in Israel.”

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