Nadler Nedler, Nathan 'Nat'

Birth Name Nadler Nedler, Nathan 'Nat'
Call Name 'Nat'
Gender male


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 1927 Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, United States of America  

Military Service   United States Army, Department of Defence DoD  

Boat March 29, 1947 יציאת אירופה Exodus 1947 אקסודוס תש"ז USS President Warfield President Warfield Exodus 1947 אקסודוס תש"ז sailed from Pier 32 in Philadelphia

Event Note

On March 29, 1947, 'Bill' Millman, age 21 years, served as Deck Crew aboard President Warfild Exodus 1947 אקסודוס תש"ז.
He had been sent to Baltimore where the Weston Trading Co. a friend told him, worked at in getting emigrants to Palestine.
When he signed on as Helmsman and Bosun mate, and first saw the ship, 'Bill' Millman cites: "No lights, no heat, plenty of rats, It had a metal hull but the superstructure atop the hull was entirely made of wood. The boat was outfitted with 5,000 life jackets and 5,000 1-gallon tins of water and the crew set sail for the Azores."
He became involved in the illegal immigration movement for personal reasons.
'Bill' Millman cites: "I had my problems in the service because of the fact that I was Jewish, "I caught a lot of garbage. But I took care of myself. And when I came out (of the Navy), I didn't like what I saw and what I read about" what the Nazis had done. "I decided I would do something about it."

Event Note

On March 29, 1947, Nathan Nadler shipped out from Pier 32 in Philadelphia, and served as Electrician aboard President Warfield Exodus 1947 אקסודוס תש"ז.
He had been interviewed at the Free Palestine League's office, and a few days later, he received a call instructing him to go to the pier in Philadelphia, to join the crew of the President Warfield Exodus 1947 אקסודוס תש"ז.
Nathan Nadler cites: When heclimbed the rope ladder to President Warfield Exodus 1947 אקסודוס תש"ז, he was greeted by "A priest! With a clerical collar, a black tunic, and a big cross on his chest about eight inches high." the Rev. John Stanley Grauel, Methodist minister and a crew mate.

Event Note

Sam Schulman went to Baltimore, and he discovered that they intended for him to serve as a crew member on President Warfield Exodus 1947.



Source References

  1. The Jews' Secret Fleet: The Untold Story of North American Volunteers Who Smashed the British Blockade


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