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1. Eindeutige Verurteilung von Israels Angriff auf Gaza von mehr als 300 Überlebende des Nazi-Völkermords und deren Nachkommen. (Inserat in der New York Times, 23. August 2014)

2. Oakland, Kalifornien.  Proteste blockieren Entladung eines Schiffs der israelischen Zim Lines.

40 Jewish survivors of the Nazi Holocaust and 287 descendants and relatives of survivors and victims from 26 countries signed a letter condemning Israel’s actions in Gaza.  “As Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of the Nazi genocide we unequivocally condemn the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza and the ongoing occupation and colonization of historic Palestine.”This letter is a powerful and clear message from Jews around the world – Never Again means Never Again for Anyone. The letter will also counter Elie Wiesel’s attempt to justify the attacks on Gaza by manipulating the legacy of the Nazi genocide.

As Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of the Nazi genocide we unequivocally condemn the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza and the ongoing occupation and colonization of historic Palestine. We further condemn the United States for providing Israel with the funding to carry out the attack, and Western states more generally for using their diplomatic muscle to protect Israel from condemnation. Genocide begins with the silence of the world.

We are alarmed by the extreme, racist dehumanization of Palestinians in Israeli society, which has reached a fever-pitch. In Israel, politicians and pundits in The Times of Israel and The Jerusalem Post have called openly for genocide of Palestinians and right-wing Israelis are adopting Neo-Nazi insignia.

Furthermore, we are disgusted and outraged by Elie Wiesel’s abuse of our history in these pages to justify the unjustifiable: Israel’s wholesale effort to destroy Gaza and the murder of more than 2,000 Palestinians, including many hundreds of children. Nothing can justify bombing UN shelters, homes, hospitals and universities. Nothing can justify depriving people of electricity and water.

We must raise our collective voices and use our collective power to bring about an end to all forms of racism, including the ongoing genocide of Palestinian people. We call for an immediate end to the siege against and blockade of Gaza. We call for the full economic, cultural and academic boycott of Israel. “Never again” must mean NEVER AGAIN FOR ANYONE!



1.     Hajo Meyer, survivor of Auschwitz, The Netherlands.

2.     Henri Wajnblum, survivor and son of a victim of Auschwitz from Lodz, Poland. Lives in Belgium.

3.     Renate Bridenthal, child refugee from Hitler, granddaughter of Auschwitz victim, United States.

4.     Marianka Ehrlich Ross, survivor of Nazi ethnic cleansing in Vienna, Austria. Now lives in United States.

5.     Irena Klepfisz, child survivor from the Warsaw Ghetto, Poland. Now lives in United States.

6.     Hedy Epstein, her parents & other family members were deported to Camp de Gurs & subsequently all perished in Auschwitz. Now lives in United States.

7.     Lillian Rosengarten, survivor of the Nazi Holocaust, United States.

8.     Suzanne Weiss, survived in hiding in France, and daughter of a mother who was murdered in Auschwitz. Now lives in Canada.

9.     H. Richard Leuchtag, survivor, United States.

10.  Ervin Somogyi, survivor and son of survivors, United States.

11.  Ilse Hadda, survivor on Kindertransport to England. Now lives in United States.

12.  Jacques Glaser, survivor, France.

13.  Eva Naylor, surivor, New Zealand.

14.  Suzanne Ross, child refugee from Nazi occupation in Belgium, two thirds of family perished in the Lodz Ghetto, in Auschwitz, and other Camps, United States.

15.  Bernard Swierszcz, Polish survivor, lost relatives in Majdanek concentration camp. Now lives in the United States.

16.  Joseph Klinkov, hidden child in Poland. Lives in the United States.

17.  Nicole Milner, survivor from Belgium. Now lives in United States.

18.  Hedi Saraf, child survivor and daughter of survivor of Dachau, United States.

19.  Michael Rice, child survivor, son and grandson of survivor, aunt and cousin murderd, ALL 14 remaining Jewish children in my Dutch boarding school were murdered in concentration camps, United States.

20.  Barbara Roose, survivor from Germany, half-sister killed in Auschwitz, United States.

21.  Sonia Herzbrun, survivor of Nazi genocide, France.

22.  Ivan Huber, survivor with my parents, but 3 of 4 grandparents murdered, United States.

23.  Altman Janina, survivor of Janowski concentration camp, Lvov. Lives in Israel.

24.  Leibu Strul Zalman, survivor from Vaslui Romania. Lives in Jerusalem, Palestine.

25.  Miriam Almeleh, survivor, United States.

26.  George Bartenieff, child survivor from Germany and son of survivors, United States.

27.  Margarete Liebstaedter, survivor, hidden by Christian people in Holland. Lives in Belgium.

28.  Edith Bell, survivor of Westerbork, Theresienstadt, Auschwitz and Kurzbach. Lives in United States.

29.  Janine Euvrard, survivor, France.

30.  Harry Halbreich, survivor, Germany.

31.  Ruth Kupferschmidt, survivor, spent five years hiding, The Netherlands.

32.  Annette Herskovits, hidden child and daughter of victims deported to Auschwitz from France. Lives in the United States.

33.  Felicia Langer, survivor from Germany. Lives in Germany.

34.  Moshe Langer, survivor from Germany, Moshe survived 5 concentration camps, family members were exterminated. Lives in Germany.

35.  Adam Policzer, hidden child from Hungary. Now lives in Canada.

36.  Juliane Biro, survivor via the Kindertransport to England, daughter of survivors, niece of victims, United States.

37.  Edith Rubinstein, child refugee, granddaughter of 3 victims, many other family members were victims, Belgium.

38.  Jacques Bude, survivor, mother and father murdered in Auschwitz, Belgium.

39.  Nicole Kahn, survivor, France.

40.  Shimon Schwarzschild, survivor from Germany, United States.

For the additional 287 names please see the attachment.

2. Longest Blockade of Israeli Ship in History

ZIM ship turned away from SSA in Oakland!

For four days straight the San Francisco Bay Area community blocked the Israeli ZIM ship from unloading at the SSA.  And today, we salute the rank and file workers of ILWU local 10 (Gewerkschaft der Hafenarbeiter) for standing with us against Israeli Apartheid by honoring our pickets and letting the ship go from the SSA terminal yesterday afternoon!

Saturday we mobilized thousands of our community to show the world that Oakland does not welcome racism, apartheid or Zionism, from Ferguson to Palestine.  We flooded the streets and marched towards the Port only to discover that the ZIM ship decided to stay at Sea rather than dock and be confronted by the power of our numbers.  The ship attempted to dock and unload on Sunday, but within a half hour’s time hundreds of us organized community pickets requesting that workers to stand with us on the side of justice and not unload the Apartheid ship. And as ILWU rank and file always have, and as they did during South African Apartheid, they demonstrated their solidarity with the global fight against oppression and honored our picket. The following Monday and Tuesday saw both an organized call to action as well as autonomous protests determined to keep the ship from being unloaded.  These efforts coupled with worker solidarity continued the success of the weekend’s total blockade of the ZIM ship.

Tuesday we declared a historic victory for Palestine as Oakland held down the longest blockade of an Israeli ship.  Not only did we block the boat, but we also showed the world that racist exclusionary state of Apartheid Israel has no place on our port, and will soon find that it has no place on any port on the West Coast. After being blocked from unloading at the SSA Terminal, the ZIM ship was forced to leave and unload at another Terminal where it was met with protests by autonomous activists. This even further delayed the unloading of the ship.

From the use of tear gas to the training of police by Israeli military, Oakland feels firsthand the brutality of Israeli war-making.  And Palestine knows too well the role the US plays in facilitating the ongoing ethnic cleansing of the indigenous Palestinian people.  From the policing and militarization of our local communities perfected with Israeli tactics of repression to the billions that the US provides Apartheid Israel, the connections are clear and are made for us.  And over the last four days we showed the world that we stand shoulder to shoulder from Palestine to Oakland to Ferguson as we struggle bring down every wall, every Apartheid system and every racist state.

Palestine will be free!


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Holocaust-Überlebende protestieren gegen «Massaker an Palästinensern»

Scharfe Kritik an Israel gibt es jeden Tag – aber selten kommt sie von Juden. Jetzt hat eine Gruppe von Holocaust-Überlebenden den Staat Israel angegriffen – mit drastischen Worten.

New York (dpa) – Mit einer großen Anzeige in der «New York Times» haben Überlebende des Holocausts den israelischen Militäreinsatz im Gazastreifen als «Massaker an den Palästinensern» angeprangert. Die 327 Unterzeichner aus den USA und vor allem Europa bezeichnen sich selbst als Überlebende oder Nachkommen von Opfern des Nazi-Völkermords, die den Einsatz der israelischen Armee «unmissverständlich verurteilen». Die Anzeige in der Samstagsausgabe ist eine Reaktion auf eine Aktion des Friedensnobelpreisträgers Elie Wiesel.

Wiesel und Unterstützer hatten in einer Annonce die Hamas mit den Nazis in Verbindung gebracht und geschrieben: «Die Juden haben schon vor 3500 Jahren Kinderopfer abgelehnt. Jetzt muss es die Hamas tun.» Sie warfen der radikalislamischen Gruppe vor, Kinder als Schutzschilde zu missbrauchen. «Ich habe gesehen, wie jüdische Kinder verbrannt wurden. Jetzt muss ich sehen, wie muslimische Kinder als menschliche Schutzschilde missbraucht werden – in beiden Fällen von denen, die den Tod anbeten.» Es sei kein Kampf zwischen Muslimen und Juden, sondern zwischen den Anhängern des Lebens und des Todes.

«Wir sind angewidert und empört von Elie Wiesels Missbrauch der Geschichte», heißt es in der jetzigen Anzeige. Er «rechtfertige das nicht zu Rechtfertigende: Israels Bemühungen zur Zerstörung Gazas und des Mordes an mehr als 2000 Palästinensern». Die Gruppe verurteilt auch «dass die Vereinigten Staaten Israel mit den Mitteln versorgen, die Angriffe auszuführen, und die westlichen Staaten, die mit ihren diplomatischen Muskeln» Israel vor einer Verurteilung schützten. «Völkermord beginnt mit dem Schweigen der Welt», heißt es weiter.

Hinter der Aktion steht eine Gruppe namens International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network. Längst nicht alle Juden sind Unterstützer des Staates Israels.


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