Section: Parshas HaShavua   Category: Story
Parshas Vayishlach: The Chofetz Chaim - One Camp Will Survive The Nazis ym"s
The nazis ym"s rose to power while the Chofetz Chaim was still alive.  Right from the beginning they declared their intentions to wipe out all the Jews r"l.  The Chofetz Chaim was asked about what he saw as the future plight of the Jews of Europe in light of the nazi plans.  The Chofetz Chaim said that no one was, or ever will be, successful in wiping out Am Yisrael as the pasuk says, (Vayishlach 32:9) "Im Yavo Eisav El HaMachaneh HaAchas V'Hikahu, V'Haya HaMachaneh HaNishar Lifleita; If Eisav smites one group the other group will survive."

He was then asked what group he was referring to.  He answered that this is also clearly written in the pasuk (Ovadia 1:17), "U'B'Har Tzion Tihiyeh Pleita; On the mountain of Tzion, meaning Eretz Yisrael. there will be refuge."  True to the Chofetz Chaim's Torah wisdom, while there was great fear in Eretz Yisrael as the nazis overran North Africa and were on the doorstep of Eretz Yisrael, they never got any further, thanks to the kindness of Hashem. (MiShulchan Govo'a)