Blessed Is the Match: The Story of Jewish Resistance by Marie Syrkin

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Com << Chapter >> Home | TOC 13 1 The Mission do I begin with the parachutists? Were I to trace the story of Jewish resistance and rescue chrono­ logically, I would have to use a different order. I would have to begin with the gradual development of an underground movement in the ghettos and concentra­ tion camps of Europe. Then I would describe the at­ tempts at rescue directed from the neutral centers of Portugal, Switzerland and Istanbul, This would be fol­ lowed naturally by an account of the partisans, the Maquis, and of the ghetto revolts.

But the “absurdity” becomes real. Within two weeks she is approached by the organizers of the parachutist group. She cannot write the details in her diary, but the answer is clear: 30 This Library PDF version is for the use on an institutional computer only. com << Chapter >> Home | TOC “BLESSED IS THE MATCH” How strangely things develop! On January 8, I wrote of the idea which suddenly stirred me . . a few days ago a comrade came and told me of the mis­ sion being planned . . just what I had dreamt of .

All the parachutists were members of collective settlements—young men and women who by conviction and training were accustomed to practising the ideals they professed. They had led the arduous, ascetic existence of the pioneer. Having shown themselves capable of the heralded “return” to Zion, they were now the nat­ ural candidates for the secret return into the Europe­ an inferno. Of the thirty-two parachutists who set out, twenty-five per cent were lost. Those who returned have long his­ tories of imprisonment, torture and injury to relate.

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