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And other places ... 54 Davies, an enigmatic character, was the author of several books on the Soviet Union, a lecturer, and a promoter of improved relations between Canada and the ussr. QXD 5/23/2000 9:29 AM 26 Page 26 Delayed Impact native Slovakia. They had gathered extensive and detailed information about each transport that had arrived in Birkenau during their twenty-month incarceration. The Jewish-Slovak underground published their findings in a thirty-page report and smuggled it to Switzerland.
In the Canadian Jewish Chronicle, the editor asked: “Where is the thunderbolt of invective which these events should call forth? ”62 In an assessment of the leadership’s reaction to the plight of Europe’s Jews during the war, the key consideration is what was possible for the community to achieve. In essence, there were three main obstacles preventing it from doing more. The first was the nature of the war and its relation to the Holocaust. The Holocaust took place throughout Europe, but the “final stage” occurred in the death camps of Poland and the mass shootings in the Soviet Union, far from the watchful eye of the Western allies.
To my great amazement I found, first, that the remnant of Polish Jewry had the courage, the initiative and the determination to organize and to unite. ”81 Meetings took place in sixteen cities and towns with branches of the Central Committee. The delegation was informed of local and national conditions, but the discussions were also marked by acrimony. The delegates were told in no uncertain terms that the North American community had abandoned the survivors in Poland. The committee’s report stated: “We have several times applied for help to Jewish organizations abroad asking them for financial support.