'Exodus' immigrant's diary shows hardships of post-Shoah refugees


Miriam Sternberg Wechsler

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - Dozens of personal diaries from people living through the early years of the Jewish state have been handed over to the National Library of Israel as part of the Operation Diary project.

One presented recently describes the life of the immigrants on the Exodus 1947 ship.

"September 1, 1947 - one person died on one of the ships today," Miriam Sternberg Wechsler wrote. "In the presence of all the ships that stood still for a short while, he was lowered for burial in the Atlantic Ocean. The fourth victim, this time not from an English bullet, but by normal death. Is...

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