- Film maker Avi Merkado unearthed ten tapes buried in a museum in Israel
- They shed light on Avengers’ foiled plot to poison the water in post-war Germany
- Channel 4 documentary Holocaust: The Revenge Plot will air on January 27
By Claudia Joseph | 19 January 2018
DAILY MAIL — Long-lost tapes reveal details of a foiled plan by the Jewish Avengers to kill six million Germans by poisoning the country’s water supply in revenge for the Holocaust.
Film maker Avi Merkado found ten tapes, buried in a museum in Israel, which detailed how a band of Jewish partisans formed after the Second World War.
The recordings – which have never been heard in public – are at the heart of a new documentary entitled Holocaust: The Revenge Plot, due to air on January 27.
Recorded in 1985, when their leader Vilnius Ghetto survivor and Israeli poet Abba Kovner, was dying of cancer, they provide the most detailed account of the group’s 1946 plans.
The tapes describe how The Avengers, led by Kovner and Pasha Reichmann, funded their activities with £5 notes, forged by Jews in concentration camps and exchanged on the black market.
They claim that the late Israeli Presidents, Chaim Weizmann and Ephraim Katzir, were instrumental in helping the Avengers acquire the poison they needed for their audacious plot. […]