"Some details from the deportation case" - a proclamation describing the transport and deportation of the "Atlantic" liners from the Atlit prison through the port of Haifa to the island of Mauritius. Published on behalf of Mishmar HaYishuv. 12.12.1940, three days after the deportation of the illegal immigrants from the country.
A horrifying proclamation that was published shortly after the deportation of the Atlantic ship, and describes in detail the manner in which the British seized the immigrants by force, and led them to the ships on the way to deport them from the country to the island of Mauritius. The author describes how: "On Sunday, many police forces with various military and police officers began flocking to the quarantine camp of the illegal immigrants in Atlit. The British police were armed with batons... Army and police forces broke into the illegal immigrants' barracks and started a war against the women, the elderly, and the children in the camp. The Sticks operated without any distinction as to age... The wrestling lasted for hours, and four policemen would carry one man on blankets, naked, wounded, bleeding. And so the immigrants were loaded into covered military cars and driven to the port through a special gate before the entrance to the city...". After hours of fighting, the illegal immigrants were brought with their clothes torn to the port of Haifa in preparation for their deportation from the country to the island of Mauritius where they stayed for about five years. The announcer concludes: "Despite the war and censorship, the settlement will find a way to convey its message to the world and bring the criminals in charge of the country's administration to justice."
It is important to note that many those who arrived in Eretz Israel aboard the Atlantic ship were Jews from Romania who managed to escape the terror of the Nazi regime, and even so they had already gone through many hardships on their way to Eretz Israel. The ship itself arrived in the country after the illegal immigrants themselves took over the ship. "Milos" and "Pacific" which sailed at the same time, arrived first and were captured by British military forces. The British gathered the smugglers in the deportation ship "Patria", with the intention of taking them to the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. The "Atlantic" sailors who survived the explosion of the ship by the "Haganah" were sent on December 9, 1940 to the island of Mauritius.
17X23 cm. Fold marks. Good condition.