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November 25, 1940

Explosion of the SS Patria

Twenty-year-old Egon Weiss escaped to Palestine in November 1940 and survived the explosion of the refugee ship Patria on November 25, 1940. He was interned at the Atlit detainee camp. Weiss's friend made this drawing of the ship.

While in Palestine, Weiss kept a diary describing his voyage on the Milos, the explosion of the Patria, his internment in Atlit and subsequent years in Jerusalem.  

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