Genya's Exodus: Memoirs of an Exodus 1947 passenger

The book is part of the memoirs of my grandmother, Genya Puterman. It tells her life in a typical Jewish town in Poland between the World Wars and her life as a refugee during and after World War II, until settling in Tel Aviv in 1952. Part of the odyssey was on board the immigrant ship Exodus 1947.

The Exodus 1947 is the most famous ship in Israeli history, and belongs to a very small class of nation-founding ships. Unlike the American Mayflower, which started settlement in a new land, the Exodus 1947 clinched a final diplomatic victory: a decision by the United Nations in November 1947 to establish a Jewish state.