Golda Meyerson (Meir) stops the Exodus DPs from disembarking in southern France (1947)

FCO 141/14286

When the three vessels carrying the ex-Exodus DPs reached Port de Bouc in southern France, all were free to disembark rather than continue to Germany.

Jewish Agency political considerations however, required the news that DPs had been "forced" to return to Germany, and so “persistent Zionist threats and propaganda”, as an official communiqué reported it (and as an announcement from the Hagana itself confirmed), were used to be sure the DPs did not disembark in France.

This document records Gola Meir refusing to cooperate with the DPs right to avoid the return to Germany.

State of Terror, 211-212


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