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Aliyah
Aliyah
Bet (Hebrew: עלייה ב'‬, " Aliyah
Aliyah
'B'" – bet being the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet) was the code name given to illegal immigration by Jews, most of whom were Holocaust survivors[1] and refugees from Nazi Germany[2], to Mandatory Palestine
Mandatory Palestine
between 1934 and 1948 in violation of the restrictions laid out in the British White Paper of 1939. In modern-day Israel it has also been called by the Hebrew term Ha'pala (Hebrew: הַעְפָּלָה‬; ascension). The Aliyah
Aliyah
Bet is distinguished from the Aliyah
Aliyah
Aleph (" Aliyah
Aliyah
'A'", Aleph being the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet) which refers to the limited Jewish immigration permitted by British authorities during the same period. The name Aliya B is also shortened name for Aliya Bilty Legalit (Hebrew: עלייה בלתי-לגאלית - illegal immigration).

Contents

1 Organization 2 Routes 3 History 4 Timeline

4.1 After VE Day 4.2 After The UN Partition Resolution

5 Conclusion 6 See also 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External links

Organization[edit] During Ha'pala, several Jewish organizations worked together to facilitate immigration beyond the established quotas. As persecution of Jews
Jews
intensified in Europe during the Nazi era, the urgency driving the immigration also became more acute. Those who participated in the immigration efforts consistently refused to term it "illegal", instead calling it "clandestine." Ha'pala occurred in two phases. First, from 1934 to 1942, was an effort to enable European Jews
Jews
to escape Nazi persecution and genocide. From 1945 to 1948, in a stage known as Bricha, it was an effort to find homes for Jewish survivors of the Nazi crimes (Sh'erit ha-Pletah) who were among the millions of displaced persons ("DPs") languishing in refugee camps in occupied Germany. During the first phase, several organizations (including Revisionists) led the effort; after World War II, the Mossad Le Aliyah
Aliyah
Bet ("the Institute for Aliyah B"), an arm of the Haganah, took charge. Routes[edit] Post-World War II, Ha'pala journeys typically started in the DP camps and moved through one of two collection points in the American occupation sector, Bad Reichenhall
Bad Reichenhall
and Leipheim. From there, the refugees travelled in disguised trucks, on foot, or by train to ports on the Mediterranean Sea, where ships brought them to Palestine. Most of the ships had names such as Lo Tafchidunu ("You can't frighten us") and La-Nitzahon ("To the victory") designed to inspire and rally the Jews
Jews
of Palestine. Some were named after prominent figures in the Zionist movement, and people who had been killed while supporting Aliyah
Aliyah
Bet.[3] More than 70,000 Jews
Jews
arrived in Palestine on more than 100 ships.[4]

The journey of Aliyah
Aliyah
Bet Group 14

American sector camps imposed no restrictions on the movements out of the camps, and American, French, and Italian officials often turned a blind eye to the movements. Several UNRRA
UNRRA
officials (in particular Elizabeth Robertson in Leipheim) acted as facilitators of the emigration. The British government vehemently opposed the movement, and restricted movement in and out of their camps. Britain also set up armed naval patrols to prevent immigrants from landing in Palestine. History[edit] Over 100,000 people attempted to illegally enter Palestine. There were 142 voyages by 120 ships. Over half were stopped by the British patrols. The Royal Navy
Royal Navy
had eight ships on station in Palestine, and additional ships were tasked with tracking suspicious vessels heading for Palestine. Most of the intercepted immigrants were sent to internment camps in Cyprus: (Karaolos near Famagusta, Nicosia, Dhekelia, and Xylotymbou). Some were sent to the Atlit detention camp in Palestine, and some to Mauritius. The British held as many as 50,000 people in these camps (see Jews
Jews
in British camps on Cyprus). Over 1,600 drowned at sea. Only a few thousand actually entered Palestine. The pivotal event in the Ha'apala program was the incident of the SS Exodus in 1947. The Exodus was intercepted and boarded by a British patrol. Despite significant resistance from its passengers, Exodus was forcibly returned to Europe. Its passengers were eventually sent back to Germany. This was publicized, to the great embarrassment of the British government. One account of Aliyah
Aliyah
Bet is given by journalist I. F. Stone
I. F. Stone
in his 1946 book Underground to Palestine, a first-person account of traveling with European displaced persons attempting to reach the Jewish homeland.[5] Some 250 American veterans, including Murray Greenfield (of the ship Hatikva), from World War II
World War II
volunteered to sail ten ships ("The Jews' Secret Fleet") from the United States
United States
to Europe to load 35,000 survivors of the Holocaust (half of the illegal immigrants to Palestine), only to be deported to detention camps on Cyprus.

Timeline[edit]

In 1934, the first attempt to bring in a large number of illegal immigrants by sea happened when some 350 Jews
Jews
sailed on the Vallos, a chartered ship, without the permission of Jewish Agency, who feared illegal immigration would cause the British to restrict legal immigration. She arrived off the coast of Palestine on August 25, and the passengers disembarked with the help of the Haganah, which received special permission to assist them.[6] The Tiger Hill, a 1,499 ton ship, built in 1887, sailed from Constanţa
Constanţa
on August 3, 1939, with about 750 immigrants on board. She took on board the passengers from the Frossoula, another illegal immigrant ship that was marooned in Lebanon. On September 1, the first day of World War II, the Tiger Hill was intercepted and fired on by Royal Navy
Royal Navy
gunboats off Tel Aviv, and was beached. On November 24 and 25, 1939 a large group of immigrants travelled by train from Vienna
Vienna
to Bratislava
Bratislava
and about 10 days later sailed from there on the riverboat Uranus down the Danube. At the Romanian border, the three smaller riverboats to which they had been transferred on December 14 on entering Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
were intercepted and the immigrants were forced to disembark at the old fortress town of Kladovo[7]. About 1,100 refugees were stranded there. In May, 1941, they were still in Yugoslavia, where 915 of them were caught and eventually killed by the invading Nazis. On May 18, 1940 the old Italian paddle steamer Pencho sailed from Bratislava, with 514 passengers, mostly Betar
Betar
members. The Pencho sailed down the Danube
Danube
to the Black Sea
Black Sea
and into the Aegean Sea. On October 9 her engines failed and she was wrecked off Mytilene, in the Italian-ruled Dodecanese
Dodecanese
Islands. The Italians rescued the passengers and took them to Rhodes. All but two were then placed in an internment camp at Ferramonti di Tarsia
Ferramonti di Tarsia
in southern Italy. They were held there until Allied forces liberated the area in September 1943. The story of the Pencho was published as Odyssey, by John Bierman. In October 1940 1,770 Jewish refugees
Jewish refugees
sailed from Tulcea
Tulcea
to Haifa
Haifa
in two ships. The Pacific arrived off Haifa
Haifa
on November 1, followed a few days later by the Milos. The Royal Navy
Royal Navy
intercepted each ship and escorted it into Haifa, where British authorities detained the refugees before transferring them to a requisitioned French ocean liner, the Patria, for deportation to Mauritius. They were followed from Tulcea
Tulcea
by another 1,634 refugees aboard the Atlantic, which arrived on November 24 off Haifa, where the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
escorted her into harbour. On November 25 the British had just started transferring Atlantic's refugees to Patria when Haganah
Haganah
agents planted a bomb aboard the French liner with the intention of disabling her to prevent her from sailing. However, the bomb quickly sank Patria, killing 260 people and wounding 172. The survivors were allowed to stay in Palestine on humanitarian grounds.[8][9] In October 1940 a large group of refugees were allowed to leave Vienna. The exodus was organized by Berthold Storfer, a Jewish businessman who worked under Adolf Eichmann. They took four river boats, Uranus, Schönbrunn, Helios, and Melk, down the Danube
Danube
to Romania, where the Uranus passengers, about 1,000, boarded the Pacific, and sailed on October 11, 1940. They arrived at Haifa
Haifa
on November 1, followed by the Milos. The British transferred all the immigrants to the French liner SS Patria to take them for internment to Mauritius. To stop the Patria from sailing, the Haganah smuggled a bomb aboard. The explosion holed her side, capsizing her and killing 267 people. The British, by order of Winston Churchill, allowed the survivors to remain in Palestine. In December 1940 the Salvador, a small Bulgarian schooner formerly named Tsar Krum, left Burgas
Burgas
with 327 refugees. On December 12 the Salvador was wrecked in a violent storm in the Sea of Marmara, near Istanbul. 223 persons, including 66 children, lost their lives. The survivors were taken to Istanbul. 125 survivors were deported back to Bulgaria, and the remaining 70 left on the Darien (No. 66).[10] On December 11, 1941 the Struma sailed from Constanţa
Constanţa
carrying between 760 and 790 refugees. Three days later she reached Istanbul, where Turkey detained her and her passengers for 10 weeks. On February 23, 1942 Turkish authorities towed her back into the Black Sea
Black Sea
and cast her adrift. Early the next day the Soviet submarine Shch-213 torpedoed and sank her. Between 767 and 791 people were killed, and there was only one survivor.[11] On September 20, 1942 the Europa sailed from Romania
Romania
with 21 passengers. She was wrecked in the Bosphorus. On April 21, 1944 the "Belasitza" sailed from Romania
Romania
with 273 passengers including 120 children, who went from Istanbul
Istanbul
to Palestine by sealed train. On August 5, 1944 Bulbul, Mefküre and Morino sailed from Constanţa carrying about 1,000 refugees between them. In the night the Soviet submarine Shch-215 sank Mefküre by torpedo and shellfire, and then machine-gunned survivors in the water.[12] Between 289 and 394 refugees plus seven crew were aboard Mefküre; only the crew and five refugees survived. Bulbul rescued the few survivors and took them to Turkey.[13]

After VE Day[edit]

Yisrael Meir Lau
Yisrael Meir Lau
(aged 8) in the arms of Elazar Schiff, survivors of Buchenwald concentration camp
Buchenwald concentration camp
on their arrival at Haifa, 15 July 1945

On August 28, 1945 the Italian fishing vessel Dalin, made in Monopoli, carrying 35 immigrants, landed at Caesarea, disembarked its passengers, and returned to Italy.[14] On September 4, 1945 the ship Natan, carrying 79 immigrants, landed in Palestine. It carried seamen and radio operators from the Palmach
Palmach
and Jewish Agency
Jewish Agency
emissaries on the return trip to Italy. On October 1, 1945, the Natan again ran the blockade arrived at Shefayim
Shefayim
with 73 immigrants.[14] On September 9, 1945 the Gabriela, carrying 40 passengers, arrived undetected in Palestine.[14] On September 17, 1945 the Peter, carrying 168 immigrants, landed in Palestine undetected by the British. She again slipped into Palestine undetected and arrived at Shefayim
Shefayim
on October 22, this time carrying 174 passengers.[14] On November 23, 1945 the Berl Katznelson, carrying 220 Jewish refugees, arrived in Shefayim. As the ship was landing immigrants she was intercepted by the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
sloop HMS Peacock. Of the passengers, 200 reached the beach and escaped, and 20 were arrested.[14] On December 14, 1945 the ship Hannah Senesh, carrying 252 passengers, was beached at Nahariya
Nahariya
after evading Royal Navy
Royal Navy
patrols. The passengers were brought ashore via a rope bridge, and evaded capture.[14] On January 17, 1946 the Enzo Sereni,[1] carrying 908 passengers, was intercepted by the destroyer HMS Talybont and escorted to Haifa.[14] On March 13, 1946 the schooner Wingate[2], carrying 248 passengers, ran the blockade and attempted to land. British Palestine Police opened fire from the shore, killing a female Palmach
Palmach
member. The ship was then captured and escorted to Haifa
Haifa
by the destroyer HMS Chevron.[14] On March 27, 1946 the steamer Tel Hai, carrying 736 passengers, was intercepted by the destroyer HMS Chequers 140 miles out at sea as it approached Palestine.[14] On May 13, 1946 the ship Max Nordau, carrying 1,754 immigrants, was captured by the destroyers HMS Jervis and HMS Chequers. The same day, the ships Dov Hos (675 passengers) and Eliahu Golomb (735 passengers) arrived in Palestine legally. The British had blockaded the Dov Hos after it had arrived in La Spezia, but the passengers responded with a hunger strike and a threat to blow her up, compelling the British to give them entry permits.[14] On June 8, 1946 the Haviva Reik, carrying 462 passengers, was intercepted by HMS Saumarez on June 8, 1946. Some 150 people had previously transferred from the Haviva Reik to the Rafi off the Palestinian coast, and the crew had disembarked. On June 26, 1946 the Josiah Wedgwood, carrying 1,259 passengers, was intercepted by HMS Venus. On July 20, 1946 the Haganah, carrying 2,678 passengers, departed from France, and transferred 1,108 of its passengers to the small steamer Biriah west of Crete. The Biriah was intercepted by HMS Virago on July 2. The Haganah
Haganah
picked up a new party of refugees at Bakar, Yugoslavia, and set sail for Palestine, this time also carrying 2,678 passengers total. She was found at sea with its engines broken down and no electrical power, and was towed to Haifa
Haifa
by HMS Venus. Her passengers were arrested and interned. On August 11, 1946 the Yagur, carrying 758 passengers, was intercepted by the destroyer HMS Brissenden, with passive resistance from the immigrants.[14] On August 12, 1946 the Henrietta Szold, carrying 536 passengers, was intercepted. The same day, the British announced that illegal immigrants would be sent to Cyprus
Cyprus
and other areas under detention. The first British deportation ship sailed for Cyprus
Cyprus
on the same day, with 500 illegal immigrants on board.[9] On August 13, 1946 two immigration ships were intercepted: Katriel Jaffe (604 passengers) by HMS Talybont, and Twenty Three (790 passengers) by HMS Brissenden. There was desperate resistance on board Twenty Three. The same day, two British ships with 1,300 Jewish detainees on board set sail for Cyprus. A crowd of about 1,000 Jews attempted to break into the Haifa
Haifa
port area, and British troops responded with live fire, killing three and wounding seven.[9][14] On August 16, 1946 the yawl Amiram Shochat, carrying 183 passengers, evaded the British blockade and landed near Caesarea.[14] On September 2, 1946 the Dov Hos, this time named the Arba Cheruyot, carrying 1,024 passengers, was seized by the destroyers HMS Childers and HMS Chivalrous. The boarding was strongly resisted, and two people drowned after jumping off the ship.[14] On September 22, 1946 the brigantine Palmach, 611 passengers, was seized by the minesweeper HMS Rowena. The Royal Navy
Royal Navy
tried to board the ship four times before finally seizing her, and one passenger was killed.[14] On October 20, 1946 the Eliahu Golomb, renamed the Braha Fuld, carrying 806 passengers, was captured off Lebanon
Lebanon
by the destroyer HMS Chaplet and minesweeper HMS Moon.[14] On October 19, the Latrun (1,279 passengers), was intercepted by HMS Chivalrous and the minesweeper HMS Octavia. Four people had died en route, and the ship was leaking and listing heavily when she was intercepted.[14] On November 9, 1946 the HaKedosha (600 passengers), foundered in a gale and sank. The passengers were rescued by the Knesset Israel. The Knesset Israel, carrying a total of 3,845 passengers, was intercepted by the destroyers HMS Haydon and HMS Brissenden and minesweepers HMS Octavia and HMS Espiegle and taken to Haifa. The interception met no resistance, but in Haifa
Haifa
when the British tried to transfer them to transport ships to take them to Cyprus
Cyprus
the refugees resisted fiercely, two were killed and 46 injured.[14] On December 5, 1946 the Rafiah (785 passengers), was wrecked on Syrina Island in bad weather. The survivors were rescued by two Royal Navy and one Greek warship, and were taken to Cyprus. Women and children were taken to Palestine.[14] On February 9, 1947 the wooden brigantine Lanegev (647 passengers) was captured by HMS Chieftain after a battle which left one refugee dead.[14]

Haganah
Haganah
ship Medinat HaYehudim ("Jewish State") in Haifa
Haifa
port, 1947

SS Exodus arriving at Haifa
Haifa
port, July 20, 1947

United States
United States
lands Jewish refugees
Jewish refugees
in Nahariya, 1948

On February 17, 1947 the steamer HaMapil HaAlmoni (807 passengers) was intercepted by HMS St Austell Bay, captured after a violent battle, and taken in tow by the minesweeper HMS Welfare.[14] On February 27, 1947 the Haim Arlosoroff, after the name of an assassinated leader of the Jewish Agency
Jewish Agency
(1,378 passengers) was intercepted by Royal Navy
Royal Navy
destroyer HMS Chieftain, and the passengers put up fierce resistance. The ship ran aground at Bat Galim, south of Haifa, just opposite a British Army
British Army
camp. The passengers were arrested and deported to Cyprus.[15][16] On March 9, 1947, the Ben Hecht (597 passengers), the only ship sponsored by the Irgun, was captured without resistance by the destroyers HMS Chieftain, HMS Chevron and HMS Chivalrous.[14] On March 12, 1947 the Shabtai Luzinsky (823 passengers) ran the blockade and beached itself north of Gaza, where the passengers disembarked, and most escaped a British Army
British Army
cordon. Hundreds of local residents came down to the beach to mingle with passengers who evaded arrest. Many residents were mistaken for refugees, arrested, and sent to Cyprus, with some 460 locals returned home the following week.[14] On March 30, 1947 the Moledet (1,588 passengers) developed a list and suffered engine failure some 50 miles outside Palestinian waters and issued an SOS. Passengers were transferred to the destroyers HMS Haydon and HMS Charity, minesweeper HMS Octavia and frigate HMS St Brides Bay, and the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
towed Moledet to Haifa.[9][14] On April 13, 1947 the Theodor Herzl (2,641 passengers) was intercepted by HMS Haydon and HMS St Brides Bay. Passengers resisted heavily; three were killed and 27 were injured.[14] On April 23, 1947 the Shear Yashuv (768 passengers) was intercepted by destroyer HMS Cheviot.[14] On May 17, 1947 the Hatikva (1,414 passengers) was intercepted, rammed and captured by the destroyers HMS Venus and HMS Brissenden.[14] On May 23, 1947 the immigrant ship Mordei Hagetaot, carrying 1,457 immigrants, was intercepted and boarded by the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
off southern Palestine. All of its passengers were arrested.[9] On May 31, 1947 the Haganah
Haganah
ship Yehuda Halevy, carrying 399 immigrants, arrived in Palestine under escort after being intercepted by the Royal Navy. The immigrants were immediately transferred to Cyprus. On July 18, 1947, the ship SS Exodus, carrying 4,515 immigrants, was intercepted by the cruiser HMS Ajax and a flotilla of destroyers. She was rammed and boarded but the immigrants resisted the boarding, and had put up barriers and barbed wire to impede boarding. Two passengers and a crewman were bludgeoned to death, several dozen were injured, and the ship was taken over. The Exodus was towed to Haifa, where the immigrants were forced onto three deportation ships and taken to France. When the deportation ships docked in Port-de-Bouc, the passengers refused to disembark after the French government announced that it would only allow the immigrants off the ships if they consented. The immigrants were then taken to Germany, forcibly taken off the ships, and sent back to DP camps.[17] On July 28, 1947 the 14 Halalei Gesher Haziv, carrying 685 Eastern European Jews
Jews
was intercepted by HMS Rowena. Also, the Shivat Zion, carrying 411 North African Jews, was intercepted without resistance by the minesweeper HMS Providence.[14] On September 27, 1947, the Af Al Pi Chen (434 passengers), was intercepted by HMS Talybont and taken after violent resistance. One person was killed and ten were injured.[14] On October 2, 1947 the Medinat HaYehudim (2,664 passengers) was intercepted by the Royal Navy. The same day, the Geulah, with 1,385 passengers, was intercepted by HMS Chaplet.[14] On November 15, 1947 the Peter, renamed the Aliyah
Aliyah
and carrying 182 passengers, ran the British blockade and beached near Netanya. The passengers, all specially-picked youths, quickly disembarked and escaped.[14] On November 16, 1947 the Kadima, a larger ship carrying 794 immigrants, was intercepted by the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
and brought to Haifa, where its passengers were transferred to the British transport ship HMT Runnymede Park and taken to Cyprus.[9]

After The UN Partition Resolution[edit]

Play media

Film about Ha'apala after World War II

On December 4, 1947 the HaPortzim ran the blockade and landed its 167 passengers at the mouth of the Yarkon River.[14] On December 22, 1947 the Lo Fafchidunu (884 passengers) was intercepted by HMS Verulam and taken in tow by the sloop HMS Mermaid.[14] On December 28, 1947 the 29 BeNovember (680 passengers) was intercepted by HMS Chevron.[14] On January 1, 1948 the HaUmot HaMeuhadot (537 passengers) ran the blockade and beached herself at Nahariya. 131 passengers were caught, the rest evaded arrest. The same day, the Atzmaut (7,612 passengers) and the Kibbutz
Kibbutz
Galuyot (7,557 passengers) were intercepted by the cruisers HMS  Mauritius
Mauritius
and HMS Phoebe and taken to Cyprus.[14] On January 31, 1948 the 35 Giborei Kfar Etzion (280 passengers) was intercepted by HMS Childers.[14] On February 12, 1948 the Yerushalayim Hanezura (679 passengers) was intercepted by HMS Cheviot.[14] On February 20, 1948 the Lekommemiyut (696 passengers) was intercepted by HMS Childers.[14] On February 28, 1948 the Bonim v'Lochamim formerly the Enzo Sereni, (982 passengers) was intercepted off Cape Carmel by HMS Venus .[14] On March 29, 1948 the Yehiam (771 passengers) was intercepted by the destroyer HMS Verulam.[14] On April 12, 1948 the Tirat Zvi (817 passengers) was intercepted by HMS Virago.[14] On April 24, 1948 the Mishmar HaEmek (782 passengers) was intercepted by HMS Chevron off Haifa.[14] On April 26, 1948 the Nakhson (553 passengers) was intercepted off Haifa
Haifa
by the sloop HMS Pelican after fierce resistance which left a number of people injured.[14]

Graves of the 223 Jewish passengers of Salvador who drowned during a storm at sea in 1940, Mount Herzl, Jerusalem.[18]

Conclusion[edit] The success of Aliyah
Aliyah
Bet was modest when measured in terms of the numbers who succeeded in entering Palestine. But it proved to be a unifying force both for the Jewish community in Palestine (the Yishuv) and for the Holocaust-survivor refugees in Europe (Sh'erit ha-Pletah). The immigrants who drowned in the sea and whose bodies were found were buried in the National Cemetery in Mount Herzl
Mount Herzl
in Jerusalem.[18] See also[edit]

Jewish exodus from Arab and Muslim countries Jewish Agency
Jewish Agency
for Israel

References[edit]

^ https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/mobile/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005459 ^ https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/mobile/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005468 ^ Halamish, Aviva (1998). The Exodus affair: Holocaust survivors
Holocaust survivors
and the struggle for Palestine (1st ed.). Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press. p. 68. ISBN 0815605161.  ^ Reich, Bernard. A Brief History of Israel. New York: Checkmark Books. pp. 39–40. ISBN 0-8160-5793-1.  ^ MacArthur, John R (May 22, 2009). "The first draft of Israeli history". The Globe and Mail.  ^ Lapidot, Prof. Yehuda. "The Irgun's Role in Illegal Immigration". Jewish Virtual Library. The American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise.  ^ Ofer and Weiner (1996) "Dead-End Journey - The Tragic Story of the Kladovo-Sabac Group", pp 29-34. ^ Wasserstein, B (1979). Britain and the Jews
Jews
of Europe 1939–45. Oxford: Clarendon Press. pp. not cited. ISBN 0198226004.  ^ a b c d e f "British Rule in Palestine Timeline (1918 - 1947)". Jewish Virtual Library. The American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise.  ^ "The Darien Dilemma". Erez Laufer Films.  ^ Aroni, Samuel (2002–2007). "Who Perished On The Struma And How Many?". JewishGen.org.  ^ Подводная лодка "Щ-215". Черноморский Флот информационный ресурс (in Russian). 2000–2013. Retrieved 27 March 2013.  ^ "מפקורה SS Mefküre Mafkura Mefkura". Haapalah / Aliyah
Aliyah
Bet. 27 September 2011. Retrieved 26 March 2013.  ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq Silverstone, Paul H. " Aliyah
Aliyah
Bet Project". Paul Silverstone.  ^ Eliav, Arie L. The Voyage of the Ulua. Funk & Wagnalls.  ^ Unalga 1912, Cutters, Craft & U.S. Coast Guard-Manned Army & Navy Vessels, U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office ^ "The Exodus 1947". Jewish Virtual Library. The American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise.  ^ a b Hazan, Haim (2016). Serendipity in Anthropological Research. Routledge. p. 296. ISBN 1317057074. 

Further reading[edit]

Greenfield, Murray S; Hochstein, Joseph M (1987). The Jews' Secret Fleet: The Untold Story of North American Volunteers Who Smashed the British Blockade of Palestine. Jerusalem
Jerusalem
and New York: Gefen Publishing House. ISBN 978-965-229-517-0.  Stewart, Ninian (2002). The Royal Navy
Royal Navy
and the Palestine Patrol. London and Portland OR: Frank Cass Publishing. ISBN 0-7146-5210-5. 

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