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Hundreds of refugees crowding the decks of two boats.

"Despite all terror [in and around Jerusalem in 1946, thousands of Jews] kept pouring out of shattered Europe aboard vessels which seemed to date from the Middle Ages. For, even at its worst, there would be the fulfillment of a promise that was repeated each year for nearly two thousand Passovers--'Next year, Jerusalem!'" Yankee Nomad, p. 227.