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Secret History - the revenge massacre that nearly happened, but didn't

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Lithuanian Jew Abba Kovner was one of the founders of a secret organization Nakam (revenge), also known as Dam Yisrael Noter ("the blood of Israel avenges", with the acronym DIN meaning "judgement") whose purpose was to seek revenge for the Holocaust. Two plans were formulated. Plan A was to kill a large number of German citizens by poisoning the water supplies of Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich, and Nuremberg. Plan B was to kill SS prisoners held in Allied POW camps. In pursuit of Plan A, members of the group were infiltrated into water and sewage plants in several cities, while Kovner went to Palestine in search of a suitable poison.

The scientist Ernst Bergmann, who gave the job of preparing poison to Ephraim Katzir (later president of Israel) and his brother Aharon.  The Katzir brothers confirmed that they gave poison to Kovner, but said that he only mentioned Plan B.

As Kovner and an accomplice were returning to Europe with the poison, on a British ship, Kovner was arrested and the accomplice threw the poison overboard.  Kovner ended up spending a few months in prison, in Cairo.

In April 1946, members of Nakam broke into a bakery used to supply bread for the Langwasser internment camp near Nuremberg, where many German POWs were being held. They coated many of the loaves with arsenic but were disturbed and fled before finishing their work. More than 2,200 of the German prisoners fell ill and 207 were hospitalized.

Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 18, 2015 at 9:50 AM
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