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

This is the dramatic story of the rescue of Jews from Europe after World War II by North American Jewish volunteers who smashed through the British blockade and brought thousands of refugees to safe haven in Palestine through the illegal Aliyah Bet. Film director Alan Rosenthal was inspired by this book to create his documentary film Waves of Freedom, released in 2008. Packed with photos, and enhanced by the eminent historian Sir Martin Gilbert's introduction, this meticulously researched book is the definitive word on a little-known chapter of Jewish history. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 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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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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