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Yad Vashem This Month in Holocaust History
August
August 18, 1945, A group of refugees in the “Beriha” movement in Komo, Italy

August 18, 1945

A group of refugees in the “Beriha” movement in Komo, Italy

“Beriha” was a postwar movement of 250,000 survivors whose aim was to reach the Mediterranean and Black Sea coasts, so that they could set off for Palestine. By August, about 15,000 survivors had arrived in Italy. Once in Italy, survivors were taken south to wait for boats to Palestine. Some ships evaded the British blockade and arrived safely in Palestine, while others were sent to Cyprus. After the State of Israel was established, “Beriha” was dismantled. More about “Beriha”…

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