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Exterior of card: decorative border with English text printed on front and Hebrew on back. Interior: text printed in English and Hebrew. Picture of man stapled to right side of page which is also stamped with purple ink.
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:
Certificate states that bearer with photograph attached is a “Maapil” (illegal immigrant) brought by force to Germany from Haifa and is in exile on his way back to “Eretz Israel.” The certificate was issued in Camp Am Stow (Am Stau) near Lubeck. Camp Poppendorf was the other camp in Germany to which the refugees of the Exodus were taken after attempting unsuccessfully to break the British blockade. The Exodus 1947 is known as “the ship that launched a nation.”
5 7/8 x 8 1/4"
Am Stow, Lubeck, Camp Poppendorf
"Certificate from SS Exodus 1947 for Refugee “Illegal Immigrant”" (1946). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2020.1.10.