OK, pre-WW2, there were roughly 500,000 Jews in the British Mandate of Palastine.
Now, post WW2, there were around 5.5 million Jews there.
Let's start with your dates and sources. What are they? (by the way, the correct spelling is Palestine).
I'm talking about 1945. I must admit I got the number off wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Ma ... _Palestine. The source they used was "A survey of Palestine": http://www.worldcat.org/isbn/0887282113 Apparently it's on page 12-13.
Did you actually read the article? According to it, in 1945 the total population of Palestine was only 1.7 million people, of which only 533,000 -- less than a third -- were Jews. Let's take a look at what it says:
In 1945, a demographic study showed that the population had grown to 1,764,520, comprising 1,061,270 Muslims, 553,600 Jews, 135,550 Christians and 14,100 people of other groups.
Year Total Muslim Jewish Christian Other
1922 752,048 589,177(78%) 83,790(11%) 71,464(10%) 7,617(1%)
1931 1,036,339 761,922(74%) 175,138(17%) 89,134(9%) 10,145(1%)
1945 1,764,520 1,061,270(60%) 553,600(31%) 135,550(8%) 14,100(1%)
From your citation, at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Ma ... _Palestine
Now let's go forward in time, another two years, to 1947. If you haven't read the 1949 UN Conciliation Commission report for Palestine, they reckoned that there were only 608,000 Jews in the Mandate in June of 1947.
Here's another 1947 estimate -- Sergio DellaPergola, in 'Demography in Israel/Palestine: Trends, Prospects and Policy Implications' (2001) reckoned the Jewish population of Palestine in 1947 as only 630,000. It's cited in a different wikipedia article on the subject:
Let's do the math here. These figures suggest that between 1931 and 1945, perhaps 475,00 Jews entered Palestine (discounting any natural births), and between 1945 and 1947, less than 100,000 Jews entered Palestine (discounting natural births). 575,00 Jews fall rather short of your 5.5 million estimate for the Jewish population of Palestine in 1945 -- or 1947, for that matter. In other words, your 1945 estimate is about 5 million Jews too high. It's about 4.9 million Jews too high even for 1947.
Since neither the source you gave, nor the other two sources I gave, have figures even remotely close to the 5.5 million Jews you claim to have been in Palestine in 1945, I suggest that you are grossly mistaken -- your Jewish population figures for Palestine in 1945 exceed the actual numbers by about 1,000%. The total combined population of Israel (Jews and everyone else) didn't reach 5.5 million until 1995 -- 50 years later:
See also the Statistical Abstract of Israeli population at http://www1.cbs.gov.il/reader/shnaton/t ... CYear=2006
(2) You wrote:
Surely this accounts for the common "if you don't believe the 6 million figure, where did all the missing Jews go?" argument used by proponants of the idea 6 million Jews were gassed.
This means only 1 million could possibly have been killed, surely?
What makes you think that there were only 6 million Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe? Even the Nazis thought there were millions more than that.
There would have to have been 11 million Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe for the figure of 6 million to stand up, as there were obviously at least 5 million "survivors" to move to Palestine. Plus you have to account for the "survivors" that chose not to move to Palestine. There's a couple of million Jews in Europe today, and given the Jews aren't exactly renown for breeding very quickly it's reasonable enough to suspect there were a couple of million who chose to stay in Europe as well. That brings us up to 13 million. I've yet to see anyone suggest the Nazis ever had 13 million Jews in the occupied territories at any time.
(a) You tried to subtract the 5.5 million Jews who had allegedly moved to Palestine in 1945 from the 6 million allegedly killed. That means that your starting premise was that there were only 6 million Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe to kill, and that 5.5 million of them moved to Palestine.
According to the Korherr Report, there were over 10 million Jews in Europe in 1937: viewtopic.php?t=397 . Other estimates for the pre-war Jewish population of Europe range up to 13 million. If you were aware of that, why play games by suggesting that there was only a population pool of 6 million to kill? If you weren't aware of that, why rush to post on a subject about which you know so little?
(b) Your further premise, that 5.5 million Jews moved to Palestine immediately after WWII, is demonstrably incorrect. As we have already seen, the number of Jewish settlers in Palestine only increased by about 100,000 between 1945 and 1947 (533,000 in 1945 to 630,000 in 1947).
(c) We also know that the Germans reckoned that 4 million or European Jews so had been "evacuated" (shot or gassed) by the beginning of 1943:
From 1937 to the beginning of 1943 the number of Jews, partially due to the excess mortality of the Jews in Central and Western Europe, partially due to the evacuations especially in the more strongly populated Eastern Territories which are here counted as off-going, should have diminished by an estimated 4 million.
So how could you be so wrong, UKPanzers? How did that happen?