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Image of ship on water filled with lines of Hebrew text at bottom left, circular stamp with date over rectangular postage stamp at right.
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: This first day cover commemorates clandestine immigration or operations of the aliya bet designed to bring immigrants to Palestine, with the depiction of SS Exodus 1947 in the port of Haifa. Cover year of 1997 is the 50th anniversary of the Exodus. While clandestine immigration operations to Palestine existed before World War I, they increased dramatically with the Holocaust. The most famous of the immigrant ships to bring the surviving remnant to Palestine was the Haganah ship "Exodus 1947", pictured on the stamp at the port of Haifa, prior to its passengers being deported back to France and then to Germany.
4 x 6 7/8"
Clandestine, Immigration, Palestine, Haifa, SS Exodus
1945 - Present: Post-Holocaust Commemoration & Revitalization: Displaced Person Camps; Refugees and Emigration; Postwar Trials; Israel Statehood
"First Day Cover Commemorating Clandestine Immigration Operations to Palestine" (1997). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2016.1.50.