Nahum Goldmann

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Nahum Goldmann

Nahum Goldmann (19 July 1895 – 29 August 1982) was a leading Zionist and a founder and longtime president of the World Jewish Congress. He was also a president of the World Zionist Organization and a chairman of the Claims Conference.

He stated in his memoir that the World Jewish Congress had an influence on the creation of Nuremberg trials. The organization is stated to have had an influence on the day to day proceedings.[1][2]

Regarding Goldmann, the World Jewish Congress, and the six million Jews number, see Holocaust demographics: Six million Jews at the Nuremberg trials.

"Zionist leader Nahum Goldmann, President of the World Jewish Congress and chairman of the Claims Conference, warned of a worldwide campaign against Germany if the Bonn officials did not meet the Zionist demands: "The non-violent reaction of the whole world, supported by wide circles of non-Jews, who have deep sympathy with the martyrdom of the Jewish people during the Nazi period, would be irresistible and completely justified." The London Jewish Observer was more blunt: "The whole material weight of world Jewry will be mobilized for an economic war against Germany, if Bonn's offer of reparations remains unsatisfactory."[3]

See also


  1. The Nuremberg Trials and the Holocaust. Institute for Historical Review.
  2. The section "Nuremberg Trials a Jewish Triumph" in the article "Defending the Defenseless"
  3. West Germany's Holocaust Payoff to Israel and World Jewry

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