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Family History Today: Clandestine Jewish Immigration to Eretz Israel

July 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Free

Between 1920 and 1948, over 100,000 European Jews attempted to immigrate to Eretz Israel, then British Mandate Palestine, through illegal channels to circumvent Britain’s stringent immigration quotas. This clandestine migration, known as Aliyah Bet or Ha’apala, was predominantly comprised of refugees from Nazi-occupied Europe and Holocaust survivors from Europe’s DP camps. British patrols intercepted more than half of the Aliyah Bet ships heading to Palestine and sent most of the immigrants they discovered to detention camps in Cyprus, Mauritius and the Atlit Camp in Palestine. In this lecture, Rina Offenbach, director of the Bintivey Ha’apala Information and Research Center at the Atlit Detention Camp, will delve into the history of this episode, with a special focus on the Atlit Camp, and show you how to use the Atlit Center’s online database to learn more about your family’s arrival in Israel.

Details

Date:
July 18
Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
programs.cjh.org/tickets/family-history-today-2022-07-18

Organizer

Center for Jewish History
Phone:
2122948301
Email:
irosenbluth@cjh.org
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Venue

Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011 United States
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Phone:
2122948301

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