Operation Exodus

From the Nazi Death Camps to the Promised Land: A Perilous Journey That Shaped Israel's Fate

Gordon Thomas

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The riveting chronicle of Jewish war survivors and their flight on the dramatic voyage of Exodus 1947, the international incident that gained sympathy for the formation of Israel

The underground Jewish group Haganah arranged for the purchase of a small American steamer as part of an ambitious and daring mission: to serve as lifeboat for more than four thousand survivors of Nazi rule and transport them to Palestine. Renamed Exodus 1947, the ship and its young crew left France en route to the future state of Israel. The Holocaust survivors aboard Exodus endured even more hardships when the Royal Navy stopped the ship in international waters, used force in boarding (killing two passengers and one crewmember) and eventually deported its human cargo to internment camps in Germany. The death of the ship’s captain in late 2009 generated headlines throughout the world. Enriched with new survivors’ testimonies and previously unpublished documentation, Operation Exodus is the deeply moving saga of a people who risked all in search for a home.

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Operation Exodus Chapter 1 The House of Secrets

In November 1946 a stocky man with a high-domed forehead, bushy eyebrows and piercing eyes arrived in New York, his fourth visit since the end of the Second World War. He had first come to the city in 1915, then a slim youth with bushy black hair and a knife scar on his arm from an unprovoked attack by an Arab while he was walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee. Each time he had come to America it was to visit, not to stay: his spiritual home was Palestine. His ambition then had been, as it was now, to help build a home for the

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GORDON THOMAS is the author of forty books published worldwide and a leading authority on the international espionage community. He lives in London.

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Operation Exodus
From the Nazi Death Camps to the Promised Land: A Perilous Journey That Shaped Israel's Fate
Gordon Thomas

Hardcover

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St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
October 2010
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312569938
ISBN10: 0312569939
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 400 pages, 16 page black-and-white photograph insert
$26.99

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St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
October 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429946162
ISBN10: 1429946164
400 pages
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