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Image of ship with the following text below: “(NY7-May 3) REFUGEE SHIP – The motorship Fede stands by at the dock at La Spezia, Italy, April 19 while Jewish refugees await British government permission to leave for Palestine. Some of the refugees are on board the ship, and others are on the dock. (AP Wirephoto) (KCH61245ROME-STG) 1946.
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: The Fede stands by at the dock at La Spezia, Italy, April 19, 1946, while more than a thousand Jewish refugees from Eastern Europe await British government permission to leave for Palestine. Some of the refugees are on board the ship, and others are on the dock. Delasem, the acronym of the Delegation for the Assistance of Emigrant Jews Working in Italy helped organize the emigration, but it took a hunger strike to break the British blockade.
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AP Wirephoto, Fede, La Spezia, Italy, Refugees
"Copy of Press Photo of Fede at Spezia, Italy Dock with Jewish Refugees" (1946). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2016.1.35.