Sometimes I hear people say things like “Of course Jewish people suffered badly during the Shoah, but why did they have to go to Palestine and why did Arab Palestinians have to pay the price for the Shoah?” People who say stuff like this obviously don’t know what the situation for survivors of the Shoah was like after the war. They had no place to go to. They couldn’t return to their homes, because gentiles had taken over their houses and flats and did not return stolen Jewish property. Jews who returned to their places of origin were threatened with death and even killed by former antisemitic neighbors in various cases. The germans had turned Europe into a Jewish cemetery so it’s not surprising many survivors felt the need to leave Europe behind. But most countries in the world refused to accept immigration of Jewish survivors and refugees. They had no place to go to. Next time you wonder why Jewish survivors of the Shoah went to Palestine/Eretz Israel consider this.