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Subject: Holocaust Calendar: August 5
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August 5

1944

The Turkish SS Mefkura is sunk off the Turkish coast. A
storm makes rescure difficult, and more than 350 Romanian
refugees perish, with only a handful surviving. The Turkish
SS Bulbul, part of the same three-boat convoy and carrying
405 other refugees, picks up the few survivors. All the
refugees are taken to Igneada, Turkey, and eventually reach
Palestine. (USHMM 1994, 54)


                         Work Cited
                              
USHMM (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum). Fifty
   Years Ago: Darkness Before Dawn: Days of Remembrance, April
   3-10, 1994. Washington, D.C.: 1994

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