Building A Chol's Nest: Zionist Politics, Palestinian Parachutists, And The Heroes Of A Nascent Nation

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Authors
Hibbard, Melissa
Advisor
Gillian Glaes
Robert Swartout
Kay Satre
Editor
Date of Issue
2007-04-01
Subject Keywords
yishuv, jewish, paratroopers, WWII
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Title
Building A Chol's Nest: Zionist Politics, Palestinian Parachutists, And The Heroes Of A Nascent Nation
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thesis
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Abstract
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.
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Degree Awarded
Bachelor's
Semester
Spring
Department
History