Located at the Atlit “Illegal” Immigrant Detention Camp, Bintivey Ha’apla, (in the pathways of “Illegal” Immigration) is a computerized database and information center, created at the initiative of the Society for Preservation of Israel Heritage Sites (SPIHS).
The SPIHS has set a goal of tracing as many as possible of the 130,000 clandestine Immigrants who came to Palestine from 1934 to 1948 in defiance of the British blockade in accordance with the infamous White Paper that limited Jewish Immigration to Eretz Israel.
A major part of the database is dedicated to personal documentation. The information about the Ma’apilim (“illegal” immigrants) also includes data regarding all the clandestine Immigrant boats, together with their technical specifications, details of purchase, photographs and stories of the supporting personnel and crew that manned them in their hazardous journey to Israel.
We urge all clandestine immigrants, as well as the organizing and support personnel, family members and friends, to fill in the questionnaires.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Atlit Detention Camp
P.O.B. 189, Atlit 30350, Israel