I previously posted here on the president of the [World] Zionist Organisation Chaim Weizmann either bemoaning the fate of six million Jews during the mid-to-late 1930s, or claiming six million Jews were dead before anyone aside from Hoettl, Eichmann and Himmler was supposed to know that. Following is another six million Jews mention from Weizmann I recently found.
Weizmann stated before the World Zionist Conference in Zurich on August 4, 1937:
"I told the Royal Commission [on Palestine, Nov 25, 1936] that the hopes of 6,000,000 Jews are centred on emigration. The I was asked: "But can you bring 6,000,000 to Palestine?" I replied: "No. I am acquainted with the laws of physics and chemistry and I know the force of material factors. In our generation I divide the figure by three, and you can see in that the depth of the Jewish tragedy—two millions of youth, with their lives before them, who have lost the most elementary of rights, the right to work."
The old ones will pass, they will bear their fate or they will not. They are dust, economic and moral dust in a cruel world.