Zionist Feminist PODCAST
"Because Jewish blood is worth more than Arab oil."
Excerpted from "My grandmother, the Palestinian" by Forest Rain
"From the river to the sea, Palestine must be free!
Free from the British. Free to return to her natural state. To return to being what she always was – Israel, Zion."
Kontingentflucht – Daria from Hamburg
Daria from Hamburg (originally, from Odessa), migrated to Germany in 1996 when Chancellor Kohl enacted the Kontingentflucht to resurrect the Jewish population of Germany. Daria's family was around 253 on this invitation list.
Exception to the norm, invited Jewish families did not need to know German and children were given special care to integrate into the schools. Daria arrived knowing no German at the age of 9. Her Grandfather, Alexander, born in 1935, worked as a ship captain for more than 30 years and helped over 600 Soviet Jews emigrate from Odessa to Haifa, Israel, by ship.
Daria's Grandmother, Renata, born in 1938 in Georgia, an engineer and engineering professor, curates music programs in Hamburg. Through this work, she was able to raise the funds to erect a monument to the 20 children murdered in the Holocaust, Kinder vom Bullenhuser Damm. There are twenty streets in the area, one named for each child.
New Life: Russian Jewish Germans
The "reorientation of Jewish life in Germany following reunification and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Beginning in 1990, thousands of Kontingentflüchtlinge, or Jewish "contingent refugees," flocked to Germany from Russia and other post-Soviet states. Their work revolves around social life in Jewish communities and all the religious and social challenges these people face. The book closes with recent updates on Jewish families that Kerstgens photographed in the early 1990s." https://www.jmberlin.de/en/catalog-michael-kerstgens-new-life-russians-jews-germans
Kontingentflüchtling (Quota Refugees): Speaking to Daria, a Russian Jew Resettled by Kohl (Part I)
WoMen Fight AntiSemitism speaks with Daria from Hamburg about her experience as a resettled Russian Jew to Germany, under Kohl’s program to build up the Jewish community fro the ground up after the Berlin Wall came down.
Jewish Diaspora – Kontingentflüchtling (Quota Refugees, Part II)
WoMen Fight AntiSemitism speaks with Daria further about her experiences migrating to Germany at 9, the nature of the Jewish community and German Russian community in Hamburg, along with issues related to Germany's police and Merkel's refusal to ban Hezbollah.
1990s post-Soviet Aliyah
The 1990s post-Soviet Aliyah began en masse in late 1980s when the government of Mikhail Gorbachev opened the borders of the USSR and allowed Jews to leave the country for Israel. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1990s_post-Soviet_aliyah
The story of the Children of Bullenhuser Damm
In the night from 20 to 21 April 1945, SS troops murdered 20 Jewish children and at least 28 adults in the basement of the building at Bullenhuser Damm 92-94. Before their murder the children, from Poland, Slovakia, Italy, France and the Netherlands, had suffered agonizing medical experiments as prisoners in Neuengamme Concentration Camp. In order to cover up the experiments during the clearance of the camp, the children had to die. Relatives of the children only found out about their fate many decades later – or not at all. Every year on 20 April many relatives from all over the world come to remember the children in the school at Bullenhuser Damm in Hamburg. http://www.kinder-vom-bullenhuser-damm.de/_english/, https://bit.ly/2JwGTvp
Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld
The War of a Million Cuts: The Struggle against the Deligitimization of Israel and the Jews, and the Growth of New Anti-Semitism