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Kevin Walsh adds an interesting footnote, Tuesday, October 9, 2007 to the Daily Express's headline on the Jewish boycott of Nazi Germany
Zionists broke the Jewish boycott on Germany
IN RESPONSE to William Stanzler's inquiry regarding the effectiveness of the Jewish boycott of German goods and other anti-German measures in the 1930s, a good Jewish source is Edward Black's book The Transfer Agreement.
The boycott of German goods was causing great hardship for the German people, but Jews also had to face the possibility of bloody reprisals against German Jews, so an agreement [the Haavara Agreement] was made between Hitler's government and the Zionists.
The Germans would allow Jews to pay a fee of 15,000 marks to Germany and another 15,000 marks to the British colonial government to emigrate to Palestine. In return, the Zionists would break the Jewish boycott.
For six years, from 1933 to 1939, German Jews emigrated to Palestine through this arrangement. Likewise, German goods found markets, and oranges and other agricultural products found their way from Palestine to Germany. Needless to say, Edward Black got into a lot of trouble with his fellow Jews for writing that book.