Weizmann on the Holocaust

(December 9, 1946)

“Now in the light of past and present events the bitter truth must be spoken. We feared too little and we hoped too much. We underestimated the bestiality of the enemy; we overestimtaed the humanity, the wisdom, the sense of justice of our friends.”

Chaim Weizmann addressing the delegates of the 22nd Zionist Congress in December 1946.

Source: Colin Shindler, What Do Zionists Believe?, London: Granta Books, 2007., p. 10.