This Day in Jewish History 1940: Bulgarian Jews Fleeing the Nazis Drown in Sea of Marmara

The Salvador didn’t have an engine, let alone life jackets, yet set sail for Palestine. Then a storm hit.

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On December 12, 1940, the Salvador, a wood-hulled schooner loaded down with more than 350 Jewish refugees hoping to reach Palestine, sank in a storm in the Sea of Marmara. More than 220 of its passengers...