During the summer of 1944, even before the end of World War II, a mass movement of Jewish migration from Eastern Europe to the west and to Eretz Israel (Mandatory Palestine) began. This movement is known as the “Bericha” (The Flight). Approximately a quarter of a million Jews participated in the Bericha, including Holocaust survivor Nechama Baruchson, on the left of the photograph.
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