Blockade: The Story of Jewish Immigration to Palestine

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AuthorHouse, 2011 - History - 204 pages
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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The Voyages at Sea 27
ourney to Mauritius 48
The Tehran Children 70
The Struma 83
The Sailboats 94
ImprisonmentAtlit and Cyprus 104
Legal Immigration 114
The ews Who Served in the British Army and Police of Palestine 122
Liberation from Nazi Qccupied Europe 133
Conclusion 162
Epilogue 167
Bibliography 169
Glossary 177

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About the author (2011)

Gerald Ziedenberg is a retired pharmacist who became a historian later in life. Following his retirement from retail pharmacy, he embarked on a fifteen-year journey that eventually led him to a master's degree in modern history. Along the way he earned a scholarship as the best part-time graduate history student. Gerald always had a strong connection with Israel, travelling and consulting there many times.

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