Joel Brand (1906 –1964) was a Jewish Hungarian Holocaust hero associated with the Aid and Rescue Committee involved in saving Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe by getting them to the relative safety of Hungary. Joel Brand also played a prominent role in trying to save the Hungarian Jews from deportation to the Nazi German Auschwitz death camp. The Joel Brand scheme to trade 0.7 million Hungarian Jews for 10,000 trucks, 8,000 tons of coffee, 800 tons of tea, 200 tons of cocoa, and 2 million bars of soap was opposed by the Zionists who also evidently persuaded pro-Zionist Churchill to also oppose the scheme (see Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel_Brand ; Alex Weissberg, “Advocate for the Dead. The story of Joel Brand”, Andre Deutsch, London, 1958; Gideon Polya, “Biochemical targets of Plant Bioactive Compounds”, Taylor & Francis, CRC Press, London & New York, 2003, pp280, 281, 511: http://www.amazon.com/Biochemical-Targets-Plant-Bioactive-Compounds/dp/0415308291 and http://books.google.com.au/books?id=LJKmjujwoW4C&dq=%22Biochemical+Targets+of+Plant+Bioactive+Compounds%22&printsec=frontcover&source=bn&hl=en&ei=l99oSsjPKoTitgPZ4JyXBQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4 ). According to eminent Jewish historian Professor Sir Martin Gilbert (Oxford University; see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Gilbert ) 0.2-0.4 million Hungarian Jews perished out of a population of 0.7 million (see Gilbert, M. (1982), Atlas of the Holocaust (Michael Joseph, London) [0.2 million estimate] and Martin Gilbert “Could Britain have done more to stop the horrors of Auschwitz?”, Times Online, 27 January 2005: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/guest_contributors/article507013.ece [0.4 million estimate] ).Joel Brand on wartime Zionist leaders: “Rightly or wrongly, for better or for worse, I have cursed Jewry's official leaders ever since. All these things shall haunt me until my dying day. It is much more than a man can bear.” .
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