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Robert Capa photograph of a people on shore observing a stranded ship

Object | Accession Number: 2005.594.5

Photographic print by Robert Capa taken of the stranded cruiser, Altalena, offshore of Tel Aviv in July 1948. It depicts a long line of people on the beach observing a stranded ship. Passengers are abandoning the ship and there are many people visible on the ship and in the water. The photo was published as part of a photojournalistic essay: ‘‘Jews Fights Jews on the Beach of Tel Aviv."

Artwork Title
Irgun members and sympathizers watch swimmers abandon the Altalena
Date
1948 July  (depiction)
Geography
creation : Tel Aviv (Israel)
Language
English
Classification
Photographs
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Mark Reichman
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:05:39
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