March 4, 2017

Almost A Mensch Part 2 The Pathway to Menschhood by David Gottlieb

By David Gottlieb

On July 6, 1946 the SS Josiah Wedgwood used to be thirty miles from the Port of Haifa. i used to be an eighteen-year-old crewman on that vessel, which was once sporting 1,257 ​Holocaust survivors from camps in Italy to Palestine. Passengers and group alike have been on excessive alert, expecting issues: British vessels and Haifa. The British had organize a blockade of Haifa and ships stuck operating it have been pressured to come their Holocaust survivors to an analogous nations that had refused them access. Our Haifa gambit ended fortunately. We made it into port and our ecstatic passengers disembarked to making a song and cheers of Eretz! Israel!

How I got here to be stuck up in a single of the good occasions of the 20th century is a fantastic story. i used to be now not an skilled sailor, had no technical skills, and a lackluster previous. lots of the blockade runners have been Jewish veterans of worldwide struggle II.

Life has a manner of sending me down roads I by no means dreamed of taking, a few the final ones i might have selected. perhaps Bashert explains it. It potential future or what has to be. might be it helped that i used to be open to lifestyles, for all times has been open to me. It has despatched me normally the great, occasionally the undesirable, and infrequently the ugly.

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