On the morning of June 15th, 1944, Ben Gurion and Sharett visited MacMichael in his office located in the King David Hotel, Jerusalem, with details of the supposed offer made by the Germans to the Zionists: to exchange 1,000,000 (or perhaps 2,000,000!) Hungarian Jews for 10,000 trucks, some coffee, tea and soap.
That afternoon MacMichael sent a telegram to Stanley in London, and this telegram is found in the aforementioned file at the TNA, it reads it part:"3. Shertok derived the impression that enemy motives were mixed, and might be all or any of the following:-(a) the purely realistic object of getting various commodities from us through the only medium of exchange available;
(b) hope that by obtaining some credit in our eyes for not slaughtering 2,000,000 Jews they would get away with the fact that they had slaughtered 6,000,000 Jews already;"