At the start of the war, not all the chaplains were
strong Zionists. By its end, almost to a man they
believed that only a Jewish homeland in Palestine
could guarantee the Jewish people's survival. The DPs
own commitment to Zionism moved the chaplains
to become active advocates for the creation of
a Jewish state in British-controlled Palestine.
The doors of Palestine must be opened W-I-D-E, not stand
just slightly ajar. The plight of these people is deplorable. I
recognize that many difficulties stand in the way but … not
much [is being found] in the way of final solutions - and
these people are still suffering physically and mentally.
Chaplain David Max Eichhorn