Amsinover (via DovBear) has found a recording of Hatikva sung by Bergen-Belson prisoners days after their liberation. This scene was repeated in other death camps and work camps across formerly-Nazi-occupied Europe. Survivors almost universally understood that only a Jewish state could hope to protect Jews. They did not seek to return to Bobov, Belz, Lubavitch, Satmar or Munkatch. They wanted out – either to Israel (then Palestine) or to America. They sought a new paradigm. Why? Because the old paradigm was broken.
I hesitate to use the Holocaust to illustrate this point. But haredim use the Holocaust to recruit new members (ba'alei teshuva; BTs), and to raise money. We are told our donations help to "rebuild the lost world" destroyed in the Holocaust and that conversion to haredism helps "prove Hitler wrong."
The success of post-war haredim has been to take a small number of people, marry them off very early, have massive numbers of children, and multiply. It is a success only if measured in raw numbers, as a simple head count.
Haredim have cured no diseases, invented no lifesaving equipment, developed no modern technology; they create few jobs and most often do not have the education and skills to work in the modern world. They rely on welfare and government grants. They are a society of great need that gives little back – except babies.
The singing of Hatikva by survivors was more than hope for the creation of a Jewish state; it was a rejection of a failed paradigm (although not a rejection of those who had followed it). Haredim cling to that paradigm and make it even more extreme than it was in pre-Holocaust Europe, and we – through our tax dollars and donations – pay the bill.