(CODOH.Com) While many readers of World War II history may be aware of the infamous “Havaara” or “Transfer Agreement” — where Zionist Jews and the National Socialists collaborated to voluntarily move Jews and their wealth from Germany to Palestine — very few know about another — and far more controversial — agreement involving Jewish emigration from Germany — in which Jews who were actually detained in concentration camps were given their freedom if they agreed to be shipped to Palestine.
Not only did the dreaded SS allow members of an early incarnation of the Mossad into the camps to directly entice Jews to emigrate, they also provided these Jews with fake travel documents to help them circumvent the restrictive travel prohibitions directly to British-controlled Palestine.
The generous SS also reimbursed the Mossad for the cost of the special chartered ships that transported these Jews to Palestine — at least 10,000 of them were transferred from the camp to Palestine under this “secret” arrangement.
One would think it would be a lot cheaper, safer, and more efficient simply to shoot these Jews in the camps and be done with it — at least that’s what Hollywood Jews like the cynical Irgun-supporter — Ben Hecht — who wrote “Casablanca” — would have us believe.
This generous agreement completely contradicts the official narrative that the Jews were sent to these “death camps” to be either immediately exterminated or worked to death. Why would Heinrich Himmler — whom the Jews smear as the “Architect of the Holocaust” — who allegedly wanted to exterminate every Jew in Germany and Europe — enter into a formal agreement with the Mossad — and cover all the costs — to allow Jewish prisoners — even if they were convicted criminals — their freedom if they simply agreed to relocate in Palestine?
In her 1994 essay, “The Emigration of the Jews From the Third Reich,” German historian Ingrid Weckert reveals this rarely told story of the seemingly unlikely collaboration between the early Mossad and of the most notorious boogeymen of World War II — the literal embodiment of “genocide” and “Nazi evil” — Heinrich Himmler.
Why does the U.S. Holocaust Museum fail to mention in its history of the Sachenhausen camp that 10,000 Jews were voluntarily released to emigrate to Palestine — paid for by the “Nazis”? They certainly wouldn’t want their readers to get the wrong impression of the Germans, would they?
Ingrid Weckert writes,
“Mossad le Aliyah Bet” translates literally as “office for the second immigration,” and covered in fact the illegal immigration to Palestine. Out of this developed later the Mossad secret state police maintained by the modern state of Israel.
The original office was founded by Palestinian Jews in Paris, back in 1937. It grew out of the conceived necessity to counter British- Palestine-policies, for the English issued only a limited number of entry permits, and surely considerably fewer than the number of Jews who wished to settle in Palestine.
Potential immigrants were grouped into specific categories, considering their personal wealth and position/skills, and entry visa were issued according to desirability. If a person with some tough luck belonged to a category which according to the British Mandate administration was not desirable, that person could not count on an entry visa.
Between 1932 and 1945, [the British occupation forces in Palestine applied] the following immigration categories:
A-1: Persons with 1,000 Palestinian Pounds own capital
A-2: Educated people with 500 Pounds, to the extent the overall economic situation assures them a position according to the immigration authorities’ judgment
A-3: Craftsmen/artisans showing a minimum of 250 Pounds
A-4: Retirees with a minimum income of 5 Pounds a month
A-5: Persons of special, rare skill or knowledge with at least 500 Pounds of their own
Category B: Persons with assured means of support
B-1: Orphans under the age of 16 whose support was guaranteed by a public institution
B-2: Persons engaged in a religious calling/profession
B-3: Students and pupils whose support had been assured until they completed their education.
Category C were workers/employable labor between the age eighteen to thirty-five. The number of visa was determined twice a year by the Palestine British Mandate government.
Category D were wives, children and parents of Jews dwelling in Palestine, to the extent that the sponsor could support them.
“Jugendaliya” was a special category for young people between the ages of fifteen and seventeen.
One can understand that such cataloging of potential immigrants according to their utility enraged the Jewish leadership. This the more so since the Palestine Mandate, dated July 24, 1922, providing for an easing and support of Jewish immigration, though under proper consideration of other minorities’ rights. Subsequently they sought to circumvent British regulations and to organize their own ways of immigration, which according to British understandings were simply illegal.
Notably, those British rules were further tightened May 17, 1939. However, starting in 1937, the Mossad had opened offices in many European countries; the Berlin office established contacts with the SS and Gestapo and a close collaboration developed. Corresponding with their fundamental attitude toward Jewish emigration, SS and Gestapo often assisted the Mossad agents.- In December 1938 the Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler ordered the release of all Jewish concentration camp inmates who wished to prepare for emigration.
Mossad agents were permitted to recruit in the camps a following among those who were willing to make a run for Palestine aboard chartered ships.
To the extent Pino, the Mossad operative, could guarantee the Gestapo an immediate emigration, he could effect the release of many young Jews. A paper, signed by him, was sufficient to prompt their discharge.
Inasmuch as that Palestine route was not officially recognized, the emigrants needed transit visa and related documentation. The Gestapo assisted in providing the required cover as well as the charter of suitable ships plus payment for services rendered. Subsequently, in 1939, many ships carried thousands of immigrants illegally from Europe to Palestine.
The Gestapo-Mossad collaboration did not end with the outbreak of the war but increased in some areas.
Immigration papers to phony destinations were issued and the emigrants drilled not to reveal their true destination. This Mossad action was made possible by the SS/Gestapo and unofficial cooperation of other German offices. The departure of some 10,000 emigrants from German ports was scheduled for the summer of ’39. But the war started before the ships could leave those ports and the Royal Navy blocked all exit routes.