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

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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 survivor
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ebook, 400 pages
Published October 26th 2010 by Thomas Dunne Books (first published January 1st 2009)
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Robert LoCicero
Apr 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
May be forgotten history for most people in today's hyper world but reading through this volume reminds one of the horrors suffered by the Jewish people in the 2nd World War under the Nazis. Then it adds the disrespect and travails placed on those same peoples by the British government, in particular the Foreign Office led by an outright anti-semite, Ernest Beven. The very talented Mr. Thomas provides an exciting minute by minute account of the leadup to the purchase, refitting, sailing and ulti ...more
Jen
Jun 25, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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In July 1947 a small steamboat purchased secretly in America was outfitted by an underground Jewish group known as the Haganah and set out on a daring mission, to take more than 4500 Holocaust survivors to Palestine. But, the British weren't having it. These survivors had already endured unimaginable horrors at the hands of the Nazis and only wanted to go to their homeland, but the British government was determined to keep them out. What followed was a harrowing journey and a devastating return ...more
Fredrick Danysh
Following World War I, The Balfour Declaration created a Jewish homeland in Palestine. The British were tasked to administer the land but pro-Arab and took no action whens Arabs attacked Jews. This book examines the covert settlement of the Jewish homeland with a focus on the voyage of the President Warfield which carried over 1,000 refuges and came into conflict with the British navy. It also gives background information about many people who took part in the struggle for a Jewish state.
Charles Blumberg
Now I have some understanding why some Jewish people hate the British as much as the Nazis. Beginning of the book is a little confusing as the author builds up the history of the boat and several major characters weaving between them and periods of WWI, post WWI, and WWII. Once the book gets into the actual attempt to leave France, outrun the British blockade of Palastine, in hand to hand combat with British soldiers, and ultimately caught to be sent back to "deportation camps" in Germany. It is ...more
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-A medio camino entre la historia y la teoría de la conspiración-.

Género. Ensayo.

Lo que nos cuenta. Monografía, casi novelizada por momentos, sobre el Mossad, su historia, varias de sus acciones más conocidas, otras que no lo son tanto y algunas que podríamos situar en el terreno de la “leyenda”.

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Gordon Thomas (born 1933) is a Welsh author who has written more than fifty books.
Thomas was born in Wales, in a cemetery keeper's cottage where his grandmother lived. He had his first story published at nine years old in a Boy's Own Paper competition. With his father in the RAF, he traveled widely and was educated at the Cairo High School, the Maritz Brothers (in Port Elizabeth, South Africa) and
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