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Between 1943-1945, thirty-two volunteer Jewish parachutists from Palestine took flight over Nazi-occupied territory in Europe. Initially planned in 1943, the parachutists' mission represented the response by the Yishuv—the Jewish community in Palestine—to accounts of the Holocaust that reached Palestine a few months earlier. From the Yishuv's perspective, the parachutists' mission demonstrated its desperate attempt to help Jews still living in Europe— primarily those located in the Balkans region.
Hibbard, Melissa, "Building A Chol's Nest: Zionist Politics, Palestinian Parachutists, And The Heroes Of A Nascent Nation" (2007). History Undergraduate Theses. 32.