Rather unsurprisingly, Chaim Weizmann (an old drinking buddy of Vladimir Lenin, and the first president of the State of Israel) also claimed that six million Jews had been killed before he was supposed to have known that six million Jews had been killed.
On August 1, 1945 at the World Zionist Conference in London, Weizmann stated:
"It is a sad commentary on the political morality of this world: in San Francisco (i.e. the Peace Conference)—and again I say this not in any envious sense—States were admitted who had only just signed their declarations of war (indeed the ink on their declarations had not yet dried when they presented their credentials). Some of them had not lifted a finger to help in the war, or shed a drop of blood. The Jewish people, with its six million victims in Europe, over one million soldiers, and the Jewish Brigade Group, was relegated to the corridor. The continuation of this anomaly is intolerable. The Jewish people must be given its rightful place in the family of Nations. Palestine as a Jewish State must be one of the fruits of victory. Under God, it shall be!"
On September 20, 1945 Weizmann wrote, on behalf of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, to Ernest Bevin the British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs stating:
"The first declaration of war by Germany (and subsequently by her associates) was made against the Jewish people, and it took a special form. Its aim was not conquest and enslavement, but the complete physical extermination of the Jews, the utter destruction of their spiritual and religious heritage, and the confiscation of all their material possessions. In executing their declarations of war, Germany and her associates murdered some 6,000,000 Jews, destroyed all Jewish communal institutions wherever their authority extended, stole all the treasures of Jewish art and learning, and seized all Jewish property, public and private, on which they could lay their hands."
On November 19, 1945 at the convention of the Zionist Organization of America in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Weizmann stated:"And in what spirit does the (British) Foreign Secretary (Ernest Bevin) approach the Palestine problem and its relation to the Jewish people? He sounds a warning to the helpless, destitute and despairing remnant of European Jewry, stretching out its hands for the bare essentials of life: "If the Jews want to get too much at the head of the queue they face the danger of another anti-Semitic reaction." What does it mean, 'getting too much at the head of the queue?' A simple request for survival, which is all that the Jews of Europe mean by their hunger to get to Palestine? Is it 'getting too much at the head of the queue' if, after the slaughter of six million Jews, the remnant of a million and a half implore the shelter of the Jewish homeland?
What a sorry epitaph the new declaration of policy seeks to write over the graves of six million of our dead. The soil of Europe is saturated with their innocent blood."