Reichsarchiv. Nachlass Bach-Zalewski. Private files–Miscellaneous.
Partial transcript of a recorded conversation, Toamasina, Madagascar, 14 May 1948.
MB: So, you saw him?
MA: I saw him. Talked to him. Talked for hours. Aliphas met me at the train station and took me home. It took a week to set up.
MB: And? Will he help? What did you tell him?
MA: I explained our situation, what it’s like here, how it isn’t what they put in the fucking papers, when they do put anything in the papers. I told him from now on we had to be strong, rely on ourselves.
MB: And he agreed? He understood?
MA: Eventually, yes, the little bastard agreed. He’d seen that news-reel. It took forever to talk him out of that. He’s German, but he got out a long time before. Everything is theoretical to him.
MB: Will he help us? Does he understand what we want?
MA: Maybe. There are a lot of moving parts. A lot of things have to be organized. Organized like we did in the old country.
MB: It’s going to take time, then. If we have it. They’re probably watching us even now.
MA: He gave me the name of a man, Raymond. Arranged for me to see him. I went to El Paso to see Raymond. It’s just across the border. Took the train up to the north. Had to wade across the river in the night with a bunch of laborers just to get in. Raymond says the place is like a fortress since the election.
 Menachem Begin: b. 1913, Brest-Litovsk, Russian Empire.
 Reference unclear.
 Mordechai Anielewicz: b. 1919, Warsaw, Russian Empire.
 Avram Aliphas: b. 1911, Kolno, Russian Empire; migrated to Palestine 1936; settled in Mexico 1940: taught at the Hebrew School in Mexico City.