Can I just mention something here on this subject
Granted there was no Israeli army at that time but "Irgun" and "Haghanah"
existed, what would be better for them than to encourage any
number of Jews in the Polish Army to desert as soon as they get to or near
Palestine. They could contribute immensely to a
guerrilla army and eventually to a new fledgling sate
Subject: Re: [Kresy-Siberia] FW: Zydzi w 1942 IRAN (Jews in 1942
Let's straightehn out the nonsense
There was no Israeli Army nor Israel in 1942. The Polish army left USSR
late in 1942 and went to Iraq.
Large scale fighting between Jews and Arabs in PALESTINE starterd at
end of WWII (1944-45). Israel came into being in 1948. Deserter Begin
one of the Jewish terrorist organisations - I think it was Irgun.
2000 Jews deserted the Polish army- this is 2.8%. A small number
remained. The Polish Army Command did not pursue the deserters. The
were unhappy about this.
----- Original Message -----
From: Stefan Wisniowski <swisniowski@...>
Sent: Sunday, October 21, 2001 8:16 AM
Subject: [Kresy-Siberia] FW: Zydzi w 1942 IRAN (Jews in 1942 Iran)
> Wladyslaw asks me to pass on the following:
> Jewish Polish soldiers of General Anders deserted to the Israeli Army in
> 1942. Anders never punished anybody for this desertion. It is hard to
> count, but about 15% of Polish soldiers went to the Israeli army. Of
> Polish soldiers about 4,000 went over to Israel. In Israel during the
> war Jewish soldiers gave out commands in Polish.
> Wladyslaw, this is broadly in line with my information, although 4,000
> of 70,000 is less than 6%.
> > From: "Wladyslaw Czapski" <biorytm@...>
> > Reply-To: "Wladyslaw Czapski" <biorytm@...>
> > Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 09:34:17 +0200
> > To: "Stefan Wisniowski" <swisniowski@...>
> > Subject: Zydzi w 1942 IRAN
> > Napisz ze Zydzi jako polski zolnierz Gen.W.Andersa dezerterowal do
> > IZRAEL - 1942. Nigdy Gen.W.Anders nikogo nie karal za dezercje. Trudno
> > policzyc ale okolo 15% polskich zolniezy przeszlo do armi IZRAEL. Na
> > polskich zolnierzy przeszlo okolo 4000 do Izraela.
> > W Izraelu podczas wojny 1968 roku ZYDZI ZOLNIERZE wydawali rozkazy po
> > polsku.?