DESTINATION PALESTINE by Ruth Gruber

DESTINATION PALESTINE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is the story of the unnecessary (and inexcusable) tragedy of the Haganah ship Exodus, and her cargo of 4564 refugees, which was not only denied entry into Palestine, but was attacked by the British in free waters. Sent to Cyprus where they were interned for almost a year, her passengers from the DP camps of Europe were again to endure hardship and degradation. From Cyprus on prison ships to France, they again faced the long wait on their ""floating Devil's Island"", refusing to leave the ships in the vain hope that they might still gain admission to Palestine (yes, even those who needed medical aid available ashore). Finally, their cause lost, all were shipped back to Germany...A sad story this, as told by a correspondent attached to the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine; a story of inhumanity and injustice. Those already convinced need no further evidence; will others give it a hearing? It should be read.

Publisher: A. A. Wyn