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The Jewish refugee ship Pan-York, carrying new citizens to the recently established state of Israel, docks at Haifa. The ship sailed from southern Europe to Israel, via Cyprus. Haifa, Israel, July 9, 1948.
British soldiers transfer children refugees from the Aliyah Bet ("illegal" immigration) ship "Theodor Herzl" to a vessel for deportation to Cyprus detention camps. Haifa port, Palestine, April 24, 1947.
Jewish orphans in a displaced persons center in the Allied occupation zone. Lindenfels, Germany, October 16, 1947.
Jewish refugee youths, prevented by the British from landing in Palestine, learn sewing at a detention camp. The machines were provided by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). Cyprus, 1947.
British police stand among Jewish refugees on the decks of the refugee ship Exodus 1947 at Haifa port. British forces returned the refugees to displaced persons camps in Germany, dramatizing the plight of Holocaust survivors attempting to enter Palestine. July 19, 1947.
British soldiers remove Jews, passengers of the Exodus 1947 who were forcibly returned from Palestine, upon their arrival in Hamburg. Germany, September 8, 1947.
Refugees who were removed from the Exodus 1947 refugee ship walk to another ship which will return them to Europe. Haifa, Palestine, July 1947.
A man and his son, displaced persons (DPs) from Romania, wait on a cot in the Rothschild Hospital displaced persons camp in Vienna. Austria, October 15, 1947.
Morris Laub (right), American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee director for Cyprus, reviews supplies sent for the 12,000 Jews still interned on the island. Cyprus, December 9, 1948.
The last group of European Jewish refugees leaves a British detention camp for Israel. Cyprus, February 10, 1949.
British soldiers force Jewish refugees from Aliyah Bet ("illegal" immigration) ship Theodor Herzl through a disinfection station before deporting them to detention camps in Cyprus. Haifa port, Palestine, April 24, 1947.
One of the tent camps used to detain Jewish displaced persons denied entry into Palestine by the British. Cyprus, August 1946-February 1949.
Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion reads the declaration of the state of Israel at an official ceremony following the United Nations' partition of Palestine. Tel Aviv, May 14, 1948.
Three Jewish children in the Feldafing displaced persons camp. Feldafing, Germany, 1946–47.
Eight-year-old Yisrael Meir (Lulek) Lau is held by a fellow Buchenwald survivor, Elazar Schiff, as they arrive in Palestine aboard the RMS Mataroa. Haifa, Palestine, July 15, 1945.
Refugees on board Aliyah Bet ("illegal" immigration) ship "Theodor Herzl" carry bodies (in white shrouds) of two passengers slain when the ship tried to run a British blockade. Haifa port, Palestine, April 14, 1947.
Jewish refugees in Feldafing displaced persons camp. Germany, after 1945.
Lyrics to the Jewish national anthem and portraits of Zionist leaders hang in a classroom in a displaced persons camp. Feldafing, Germany, after April 1945.
A child survivor arrives at Haifa port on board the Aliyah Bet ("illegal" immigration) ship Mataroa. The British denied the passengers entry into Palestine and deported them to Cyprus detention camps. July 15, 1945.
Drafting class sponsored by ORT (Organization for Rehabilitation through Training). Zeilsheim displaced persons camp. Germany, postwar.
Jewish displaced persons from Poland in a United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration camp. The sign on the car indicates that the American Joint Distribution Committee was active in this camp. Babenhausen, Germany, ca. 1946.
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