"All the Jews of the world are behind you
in your continuing struggle."
"I wish all the people in the world were
"I am a young student in Israel and I wish to thank you for
giving me faith that there is still hope for mankind. You are great."
"Such courage as yours is today a symbol for Israel; a small woman
against great power is like little Israel against enormous powers."
assured you are not alone. You are in the hearts of all the members of an
ancient people the Jewish people."
"Especially now that all the
world is against us, it is heartwarming that you, Beate, come to our aid; we
are so in need of friends."
I learn in my cell that Arie
Dulzin, president of the Jewish Agency, has protested to the German government,
calling me "the friend and ally of the Jewish people." How these words comfort
Admiral Limon writes to me in a poem:
The chimneys of the death-oven no longer
There is no open grave,
The sky is filled with stars:
eyes of little children
Fill with sadness and suffering. They behold
This world crawling with murderers;
They see your prison and your cell.
How can it be that you are behind those bars you!
Blessings upon you,
You in the
You sparkling with hope
That the human race may continue to
I learn that the association of Israeli
journalists refuses to attend a talk by German Ambassador Jesco von Puttkamer.
On May 6 I also learn that, in spite of the arrival of Henry Kissinger in
Jerusalem on May 2, a special session of the Knesset is called that same day to
consider my case, after thirty deputies have signed a proposed resolution
drafted by Akiva Nof. This reads: