Blockade: The Story of Jewish Immigration to Palestine

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AuthorHouse, Nov 9, 2011 - History - 204 pages
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Blockade is the heroic story of Jewish immigration to British Mandate Palestine from 1933 to 1948.It is a saga of blockades, shipwrecks, rescues, exiles, and imprisonment. The many ships and boats that participated in this struggle are detailed from the tiny sailboats to the ill fated Struma to the legendary Exodus 1947. The tale of Jewish Immigration to the British Mandate, from the rise of Adolf Hitler to the eventual declaration of independence of the state of Israel is told through numerous personal interviews, memoirs, testimonies, and archives.
 

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Contents

The Balfour Declaration and the British Mandate
1
Lord Balfour
2
Peel Commission Boundaries
15
Jewish Immigration to Palestine
16
Illegal_Immigration 19341944
17
The Voyages at Sea
27
The refugees on crowded ships remembered the Auschwitz conditions
38
The Parita on the beach in TelAviv
39
An idyllic sailboat unlike that which the refugees sailed on
103
ImprisonmentAtlit and Cyprus
104
Camp locations on Cyprus
105
Cyprus Imprisonment
112
Imprisoned refugees on Cyprus making a Star of David to show their hope for the future
113
Legal Immigration
114
The Jews Who Served in the British Army and Police of Palestine
122
Adolf Hitler conferring with the Grand Mufti
131

The Patria
40
The Patria before sinking in the Haifa harbour
47
Journey to Mauritius
48
Island of Mauritius
49
Mauritius
60
The Tehran Children
70
Voyage of the Teheran Children
71
The Teheran children with pith Helmuts
79
A Teheran child with meager belongings
80
The Teheran children singing Hatikvah
81
The Teheran children with Jewish guides
82
The Struma
83
Voyage of the ship Struma
84
The StrumaIstanbul Harbour 1942 from Turkish newspapaer
92
The StrumaOvercrowded with refugees
93
The Sailboats
94
The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem shaking hands with Heinrich Himmler of the SS
132
Liberation from Nazi Occupied Europe
133
immigration route 4547
134
The WedgewoodJewish refugees approaching their homeland
143
The Ship That Launched a Nation
144
Voyage of the Exodus
145
The Exodus 1947
158
The Exodus after the ramming by the British
159
Conditions below deck on the Exodus
160
Lord Moyne
161
Conclusion
162
Epilogue
167
Bibliography
169
Glossary
177
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