The Japanese ship "Hikawa Maru" set sail from Yokohoma, Japan, on 5 June 1941, for Canada. On board were Jewish refugees escaping the Nazis, including the family of Zerah Warhaftig, later Knesset member and Israel Prize laureate. In the center of the photograph is Zerah's wife Naomi Warhaftig, holding her son Emanuel in her arms.
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