Exodus
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The name of a Jewish refugee ship, organized by the paramilitary Zionist organization Haganah, in order to contribute to the foundation of a Jewish state in Palestine. After the “Exodus 1947” – its full name – sailed from France on July 11, 1947 with 4500 Holocaust survivors on board, it was seized on July 18 by the Royal Navy off the coast of Palestine. Th…

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Halamish, Aviva, “Exodus”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 22 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0217>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401



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