Exodus 1947: The Ship That Launched a Nation

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Sterling Publishing Company, 2007 - 204 pagina's
On July 18, 1947, American journalist Ruth Gruber stood on a wharf in Haifa as the Exodus 1947 limped into harbor. The evening before, this unarmed ship, crammed with more than 4,500 Holocaust survivors, had been rammed and boarded by sailors of the British Navy to prevent her desperate human cargo from seeking refuge in Palestine. Gruber rushed to the scene and began witnessing the events as they unfolded, ultimately spending the next several months pursuing the exiles from port to port on the Mediterranean.
Gruber’s quest produced riveting dispatches and vivid photographs published in the New York Herald Tribune and the New York Post that shaped worldwide perception of the plight of the DPs and arguably influenced the U.N. to create the state of Israel. This gripping book contains Gruber’s moving images and text, plus additional reporting on the wretched camps in Europe where the refugees lived before boarding the Exodus 1947, as well as details of many passengers’ eventual fates. In this edition marking the sixtieth anniversary of the voyage, Gruber’s masterpiece remains as stirring and unforgettable as ever.
 

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Haifa
45
An orthodox Moroccan and his daughter
96
Cyprus
101
Refugees from earlier ships in a Cyprus DP camp
102
Youngster on an empty water tank
109
Mother with child inside the camp
115
The overpass or the Warsaw Ghetto Bridge
122
PortdeBouc
131
Grubers camera
171
Hamburg
181
INDEx
198
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Over de auteur (2007)

Ruth Gruber was born in Brooklyn, New York on September 30, 1911. She received a bachelor's degree from New York University, a master's degree in German at the University of Wisconsin, and a doctorate in German literature at the University of Cologne. She became a photojournalist and author who documented Joseph Stalin's gulags, life in Nazi Germany, the Nuremberg war-crimes trials, and the plight of Jewish refugees intercepted by the British on the passage of the Exodus to Palestine in 1947. She wrote 19 books during her lifetime, mostly based on her own experiences, including Destination Palestine: The Story of the Haganah Ship Exodus 1947, I Went to the Soviet Arctic, and Witness: One of the Great Correspondents of the Twentieth Century Tells Her Story. Haven: The Dramatic Story of 1,000 World War II Refugees and How They Came to America was made into a two-part CBS mini-series in 2001. She died on November 17, 2016 at the age of 105.

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