Zionist Federation of Germany

The Zionist Federation of Germany (German: Zionistische Vereinigung für Deutschland) also known as the Zionist Association for Germany was a Zionist organisation in Germany that was formed in 1897 in Cologne by Max Bodenheimer, together with David Wolffsohn and Fabius Schach.[1] It had attracted 10,000 members by 1914[2] and was by far the largest Zionist organisation in Germany.[3] The group supported the 1933 Haavara Agreement between Nazi Germany and German Zionist Jews which was designed to encourage German Jews to emigrate to Palestine.[4] They also opposed the Anti-Nazi boycott of 1933 fearing that it could make the existing Nazi boycott of Jewish businesses more severe.[5]




  1. ^ "Schach, Fabius | Encyclopedia.com". www.encyclopedia.com. Retrieved 2024-02-10.
  2. ^ See Neiwyk, Donald. (2001) The Jews in Weimar Germany, New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction Publishers, Ch 6: The Jew as Jewish Nationalist: The Quest for Zionist Utopia
  3. ^ Bloom, E. (2011) Arthur Ruppin and the Production of Pre-Israeli Culture, Studies in Jewish History and Culture, BRILL Publishers, p. 347
  4. ^ Stackelberg, R. (2007) The Routledge Companion to Nazi Germany, Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Routledge Publishers, p. 313
  5. ^ Weiss, Yf’aat. "__________________________________________________________________________ Shoah Resource Center, The International School for Holocaust Studies 33 / 1 The Transfer Agreement and the Boycott Movement: A Jewish Dilemma on the Eve of the Holocaust" (PDF). Yad Vashem Studies. Retrieved 14 February 2019.