I came to Israel on this Aliya in September 1957. Your article leaves out a key point, the role of Gomulka's wife Sophia Gomułkowa , who was Jewish, in persuading her husband to let us leave. Some have compared her role to that of Queen Esther.
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from the article: Tribute to an aliyah like no other