Searching for Freedom After the Holocaust

History Extra | 19 January 2021 | 0h 43m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Rosie Whitehouse about her book The People on the Beach: Journeys to Freedom After the Holocaust. Describes the story of a group of Holocaust survivors who sailed from Italy to Palestine in 1946, taking on the might of the Royal Navy in the process. Explains why, after being liberated, they did not feel safe in Europe.

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  1. Isn’t the attempt by the British government to prevent Holocaust survivors from making their way to Palestine well-known? *Exodus* by Leon Uris was a bestseller, turned into a movie with Paul Newman.

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