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Jumps Overboard to Escape Persecution

January 19, 1933
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An American Jewish sailor, Abram Epstein, jumped overboard from an American ship on which he served as a result of the Jewbaiting and persecution to which he had been subjected by his shipmates.

The story is reported from Naples by the “London News Chronicle,” which states that when the ship passed near Gibraltar, Epstein jumped into the shark-infested water. For forty-three hours, wearing his lifebelt, he tried to reach shore. He was eventually picked up unconscious by a Dutch steamer which brought him to Naples where the American Consul took charge of him.

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