Remembering the Patria - 80th aniversary - 25.11.2020, 15:00 Bubny station

Patria-25.11-ENThe history of the Ship Patria is one of the big stories of the 20th century.

On the 25th of November it will be 80 years since the ship Patria has sunk after a powerful explosion in the port of Haifa. At the time of explosion there has been almost 2000 Jewish refugees from the occupied Europe on board of Patria. The explosion has been caused by some of the refugees themselves so that all passengers could – in accord with the British laws – enter the land. The explosion however led to the rapid sinking of the ship and almost 270 of the refugees on board has died in the Patria disaster.