During the WWII, the official Zionist leadership abandoned European Jews, considering them human waste unfit to join their socialist dream. Zionists refused ransom money the Nazis demanded for Hungarian and Romanian Jews.
At that time, a single Jewish group worked to save their compatriots. Headed by Hillel Kook (Rabbi Kook’s nephew), it became a prototype for Rabbi Kahane’s Jewish Defense League. The Bergson group pounded at the door closed by the American Jewish leaders, believers in the diplomacy so quiet that no one heard about it. Like the JDL, the Bergson group is an anathema to Jewish establishment as it saved more Jews than all the self-appointed Jewish leaders combined.
Yad Vashem refused Wyman Institute’s exhibition on Bergman group’s efforts. No wonder, as Hillel Kook’s work contrasts the Yad Vashem exhibition’s most striking feature: the complete absence of saving efforts during Holocaust.