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The ship to nowhere : on board the Exodus

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The ship to nowhere : on board the Exodus
Call No: J 304.8 A66s

Call NumberJ 304.8 A66s
Dates[2016]; ©2016
Statement of ResponsibilityRona Arato.
Creators & ContributorsArato, Rona (author)
Swartz, Sarah Silberstein (editor)
Jackson, Carolyn (editor)
Exodus 1947 (Ship) (subject)
Fletcher, Rachel (subject)
Summary"Rachel Landesman is eleven years old when she, her mother and sister are crammed on board the Exodus, a dilapidated vessel smuggling 4,500 Jewish refugees risking their lives to reach Palestine, their biblical homeland. Despite all they had suffered during the Holocaust, Jewish refugees are still not wanted in many countries. Even a Canadian immigration officer famously said at the time 'None is too many' when asked how many refugees Canada would take in. Nonetheless, Rachel and the other refugees refuse to give up hope when war ships surround them. Their fight, and the worldwide attention it brought, influenced the UN to vote for the creation of the state of Israel." Publisher
Physical Description 169 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherToronto : Second Story Press
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 165–166)
  • "I want to thank Rachel Fletcher (her married name) for allowing me to tell her story." Author, page 161
AudiencePublisher recommendation: Ages 9–13, Grades 4–7
RecognitionGifted in 2016 by Second Story Press