09.10.2011 11.Tischrei. 5772
Movement makes initial attempts to organize among young Jewish people in Germany in 1928.
In addition to the slaughter of German Jews themselves, the Holocaust destroyed Jewish and Zionist institutions that existed in Germany before the war. Now one organization, Hashomer Hatzair, the youth organization linked to the kibbutz movement, is coming full circle and reopening in Germany.
As recounted in a history of Hashomer Hatzair in Germany, written by Yehuda Reinhartz, the movement made its initial attempts to organize among young Jewish people in Germany in 1928. The plan was initially not to operate as a separate organization but to work within Jewish youth organizations that existed in Germany at the time. The first member of Hashomer Hatzair to take on the task of organizing the movement in Germany was Yitzhak Ben-Aharon, who later rose to become the head the Histadrut labor federation in Israel….