Tuesday, February 28, 2017

When Exodus brought Shoah Survivors to Palestine . . .

The Hagana Ship Exodus Haifa 1947
" The children who had grown up in Auschwitz and other camps got in the habit of coming on deck so they could be closer to Yossi. They began to speak. They  wanted this Jewish commander from Palestine to listen. The proximity of death aboard the ship triggered memories suppressed deep inside them in a vain effort to forget . . . it was important that at least one person who had never been there should understand. "

Commander of the Exodus by Yoram Kaniuk, Translated by Seymour Simckes,
Page 75-76, 1999, ISBN 0-8021-1664-7

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