29.04.2011 25.Nisan, 5771 Tag 10 des Omer
In 1943, the Templers were deported by the British Mandate forces as enemy aliens, and many subsequently joined the Wehrmacht, SS and other units of the Nazi regime.
A monument in the Templer cemetery in Jerusalem’s German Colony has aroused so much rancor that a special law is under consideration so it can be removed. Among others, the monument commemorates members of the German Christian sect known as the Templers, who died in the service of the Third Reich during World War II.
Inspired by apocalyptic religious ideology, 2,000 members of the sect came to live in Palestine during the 19th and early 20th centuries. When the Nazis came to power, many of them joined the Nazi party and even established a party branch in Jerusalem….