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A group of German-Jewish refugee women and children aboard a Greek vessel [the Aghia Dezioni] on their way to Palestine.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 51104

A group of German-Jewish refugee women and children aboard a Greek vessel [the Aghia Dezioni] on their way to Palestine.

One hundred seventy Jewish refugees came to Fiume, Italy and were placed aboard a small Greek coastal steamer. Their passports contained visas for China. However, when the ship reached the open sea, their passports were forcibly taken and thrown into the sea. The refugees were told they would disembark in Palestine. After 36 days of floundering in the eastern Mediterranean and severe mistreatment aboard ship, 120 refugees managed to enter Palestine. There they were discovered by the British army and placed in the Sarafend camp for new immigrants.

Date
Circa April 1939
Variant Locale
Israel
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Instytut Pamieci Narodowej
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Record last modified: 2017-03-14 00:00:00
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