Auction 64 Jewish and Israeli History and Culture
Tuesday, 22.1.19 (Your local time)
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LOT 22:

Press Telegram Sent Upon the Arrival of Illegal Immigrant Ship Exodus in Haifa Port, 1947

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22/01/2019 at Kedem
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Press Telegram sent to the editorial of the Daily Press in London upon the arrival of the illegal immigrant ship Exodus in Haifa port. [1947]. English.
The telegram, written by an English journalist, describes the arrival of the ship Exodus and the boarding of immigrants on deportation ships: "Part of 4500 repeat 4500 immigrants stood on densely crowded upper deck singing Jewish national anthem… shortly after began transshipment to… Ocean Vigour… [one of the deportation ships to which deportees were transferred in Haifa port] one woman had died during journey".
[1] leaf, 26 cm. Good condition. Stains and creases. A few tears, some reinforced with adhesive tape on verso.
Enclosed is a receipt for delivery of the telegram from July 18, 1947.
Provenance: Rimon Family Collection.