The Jews' Secret Fleet: The Untold Story of North American Volunteers Who Smashed the British Blockade

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Gefen Publishing House Ltd, 2010 - 190 pagina's
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Now a documentary film. For online purchase click here. The Jews Secret Fleet is the dramatic story of the rescue of Jews from Europe after World War II by North American Jewish volunteers. The book includes a brilliant introduction by Sir Martin Gilbert, the official biographer of Winston Churchill and author of numerous books on history and geography. A renowned book that is now the basis for a new documentary film by Alan Rosenthal entitled Waves of Freedom. The film is being shown in film festivals throughout the US and Israel. The Jews Secret Fleet, is the only authentic book that covers the full participation of 240 volunteers from North America. These men sailed from the USA to Eretz Israel on 10 ships, bringing some 35,000 survivors of the Holocaust. The book details their remarkable journey. The book documents in words and pictures the story so dramatically told in Leon Uris', The Exodus. It tells the real story of the actual people some of whom were represented by Uris' fictionalized characters. The individuals and the personal stories that inspired the characters Ari Ben Canaan played by Paul Newman in the movie, Katherine Kitty Fremont, Bruce Sutherland, Karen Hansen Clement, Dov Landau and others are documented in this book. Listen to a Sailor's Story, a July 16, 2007 Nextbook.com interview with unlikely Exodus crew-member Jack Johnson from Alaska, who recalls his part in this great episode of modern Jewish history.
 

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This is an unappreciated and little-known niche of history that deserves a wider hearing. Despite the opposition of numerous nations a hardy band of individuals collaborated to break through the ... Volledige review lezen

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The Blockade Runners
21
An Overview
27
CREATING THE FLEET IN AMERICA
35
The Josiah Wedgwood Beauharnois Colon
55
Haganah NorsydBalboa and Biryah Akbel II
69
Haim Arlosoroff Ulua
83
Ben Hecht Abril
95
Hatikvah Tradewinds
105
Atzmaut and Kibbutz Galuyot Pan Crescent and Pan York
149
What the British Knew and Didnt Know
161
The Story Continues
167
Refugee vessels from America
171
Men of the Secret Fleet
175
Seven who lost their lives for Israels independence
181
Chronology
185
Sources of Information
187

Exodus President Warfield
119
Geula Paducah and The Jewish State Northland
135
For Further Reading
189
Copyright

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Murray S. Greenfield was one of the volunteer sailors in the Aliyah Bet operations. He has served as executive director of the Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel (AACI) and as volunteer director of the American Association for Ethiopian Jewry (AAEJ). He lives in Israel with his wife Hana.

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