"We are writing to remind you of the one factor of which you must
never lose sight: that ultimately, the Allies will win the war.
After their victory, territorial boundaries will be reshaped as they
were after the First World War. Then, the way will be clear for our
purpose at this time, with the war drawing to a close, we must do
everything in our power to change Eretz Yisroel to Medinat Yisrael
and many steps have already been taken in this regard. Therefore, we
must turn a deaf ear to the pleas and cries emanating from Eastern
Europe. Remember this: all the allies have suffered many losses, and
if we also do not offer human sacrifices, how can we gain the right
to sit at the conference table when the territorial boundaries are
reshaped? Accordingly, it is foolhardy and brazen for us to
negotiate in terms of money or supplies in exchange for Jewish lives.
How dare we ask of the allied powers to barter money for lives while
they are sustaining heavy casualties daily? So, insofar as the
masses are concerned: RAK B'DAM TIHJE LANU HAAREZ, (Eretz Yisroel
will be ours only by paying with blood), but as far as our immediate
circle is concerned, ATEM TAJLU. The messenger bearing this letter
will supply you with funds for this purpose".
After I accustomed myself to the peculiar writing, I trembled when I
realized the import of RAK B'DAM TIHJE LANU HAAREZ. But many weeks
passed, and I was still confounded by the meaning of ATEM TAJLU.
Until one day, it struck me. ATEM TAJLU meant "You escape", for the
word "tiyul" (walking trip) was used by them as a euphemistic code
for "escape". They meant to say - you fifteen or twenty "party
members", escape from Czechoslovakia and save your hides. The price
of Eretz Yisroel is the blood of the men and women, hoary sages, and
babes in arms - but not YOUR blood! Let us not spoil this plan by
giving the Axis powers to save Jewish lives. But for you, comrades,
I have enclosed carfare for your escape. What a nightmare! The
Zionist agent "diplomat" comes to Czechoslovakia and says 'Now is a
very critical time. But comparatively speaking it is not at all
critical for you trapped Jews. For there is an emergency of far
greater proportions; namely, BINYAN HA-ARETZ (the prize of Medinat
Yisrael). Shed your blood cheerfully, for your blood is cheap. But
for your blood, the Land (of Israel) will be ours!