Operation Exodus

Operation Exodus

From the Nazi Death Camps to the Promised Land : A Perilous Journey That Shaped Israel's Fate

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Baker & Taylor
Documents the efforts of the Haganah underground group to transport thousands of Jewish war survivors from Nazi-occupied France to the future state of Israel in Palestine on a small American steamer.

McMillan Palgrave
The riveting chronicle of Jewish war survivors and their flight on the dramatic voyage of Exodus 1947, the international incident that gained sympathy for the formation of Israel

The underground Jewish group Haganah arranged for the purchase of a small American steamer as part of an ambitious and daring mission: to serve as lifeboat for more than four thousand survivors of Nazi rule and transport them to Palestine. Renamed Exodus 1947, the ship and its young crew left France en route to the future state of Israel. The Holocaust survivors aboard Exodus endured even more hardships when the Royal Navy stopped the ship in international waters, used force in boarding (killing two passengers and one crewmember) and eventually deported its human cargo to internment camps in Germany. The death of the ship’s captain in late 2009 generated headlines throughout the world. Enriched with new survivors’ testimonies and previously unpublished documentation, Operation Exodus is the deeply moving saga of a people who risked all in search for a home.


Baker
& Taylor

Documents the heroic efforts of the Haganah underground group to transport thousands of Jewish war survivors from Nazi-occupied France to the future state of Israel in Palestine on a small American steamer, an effort compromised by an ill-fated boarding by Royal Navy forces.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books / St. Martin's Press, 2010
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780312569938
0312569939
Branch Call Number: 940.5318142 T3633O 2010
Characteristics: xviii, 382 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm

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