Monday, July 24, 2006

Little-Known Chapter

Mildenstein medal, with a Swastika on one side and a Star of David on the other 
Photograph courtesy of Arnon Goldfinger (c) 2014

Mark Weber, Director of the Institute for Historical Review, published an article about Zionism and the Third Reich and in it told the story of SS officer Leopold von Mildenstein and Zionist Federation official Kurt Tuchler who traveled to Palestine together and stayed there for six months in order to assess Zionist development. In 1934 von Mildenstein published twelve illustrated articles in Der Angriff. Der Angriff issued a special medal, with a Swastika on one side and a Star of David on the other, to commemorate the joint SS-Zionist visit.
In the introduction to this article Weber says that this is one of the stories belonging to the little-known wide-ranging collaboration between Zionism and Nazi authorities; I reckon it is a repressed chapter, certainly from the Zionist point of view.

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1 comment:

LeaNder said...

personally I would be very, very hesitant about the Institut for Historical Research. But I guess everybody chooses whom he trusts.

What do you think is so new and spectacular about this?

The Third Reich and the Palestine Question
By Francis R. Nicosia, 2000 (2nd edition)

Zionism and Anti-semitism in Nazi Germany
By Francis R. Nicosia, 2008

If you consider the Zionist Nazi connections more interesting than the Amin al Hussayni ones, Nicosia is your man.