Translated from the Yiddish by Daniel Kennedy
Watch an interview with author Samuel Isban's daughter and son.
Veteran newspaperman Samuel Isban accepts an assignment from the New York newspaper Der Morgn Zhurnal to report on Aliya Bet, the clandestine mission to smuggle Jewish refugees past the British blockade into Palestine. What follows is an eyewitness account from aboard a ramshackle vessel, manned by a crew of young volunteers and packed with a human cargo of 1,500 Jewish refugees from the concentration camps.
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