Story by Elena Makarova

 
  People from Lund
 
  Big news
  Striptease for dessert
 
  Montmartre
  A role
  El Paradiso in Jerusalem
  Time Machine
  Old age
  Cloud Catcher
 
  Mauritius  Odyssey     Refugees      Slobodarna       Voyage under the Panama flag    Defense Regulations    Holy Land    Deportation    British Prison    Fritz Haendel  

Date
Month, year
Station
4
September 1940
Sailing from Vienna.
Embarking of the main contingent in Bratislava.
Night: Budapest.
5
Passing Mohach and Belgrade.
6
Passing Kladovo, Yugoslavia.
7-9
Rustchuk.
10
Passing Braila and Galatz.
11
In the morning: arrival in Tulcea, Romania.
14
Passengers of the 4 boats are transferred to Atlantic and Pacific. [Milos is already full].
7
October 1940
Sailing from Tulcea. Pacific runs aground, steering damaged; she is towed to Sulina and there repaired.
9
The Black Sea is left behind. Pacific and Milos separated from Atlantic.
10
Coming to Istanbul and anchoring there.
11
Crossing the Marmora Sea.
12
In the morning we pass the Dardanelles and in the evening come to anchor at Mytilene, Lesbos Island.
13
In the evening: sailing resumed.
14
Early in the morning arrive in Samos. Sail on, and get into a storm near Ikarion Island.
15
A stop at Ios (Nios) Island.
 
 

Itinerary: Vienna Prague Bratislava Haifa Mauritius
Based on the diary of a passenger Emil Reiner, Mr. Kurt Deutsch compiled a log of the Atlantic voyage.

Date
Month, year
Station
16
A stop at Heraklion on Crete.
23
Sailing from Crete aborted.
28
(Outbreak of the war between Italy and Greece.)
7
November 1940
Sailing from Heraklion. At night, a stop in San-Nikola (St. Nicolas) harbor.
8
Midday, sailing from San-Nikola.
9
The Eastern mountain tops of the Crete are behind us. We are sailing southward trying not to divert.
10
Slow progress (wooden parts are used as fuel). In the evening: meeting two British warships. Ask for help.
11
While waiting, tear off other wooden parts of the ship.
12
In the morning: land sighted on the horizon. Towards evening we are towed to Limassol, Cyprus.
13
The British demand payment for coal delivery, etc.
23
Sailing to Palestine in the morning.
24
Arrival at Haifa harbor, Palestine.
25
Patria sinks after explosion. We are taken to Atlit camp.
8
December
An order to prepare for departure in the morning.
9
Despite our passive resistance we are dispatched to Haifa and loaded aboard [the Johannes de Witt]. In the evening: departure for Suez Canal.
12
Entering the Red Sea.
17
A stop in Aden (we stay there for 2 days).
26
December 1940
Arrival at Port-Louis harbor, Mauritius.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Boarding Pass to Paradise. Artists Peretz Beda Mayer and Fritz Haendel.   Elena Makarova, 2005. For Contacts: Elena Makarova