How did the Jewish people survive?  What was it that kept them alive for more than 2,000 years when they had no state, no army to protect them, were scattered far and wide around the world and were often persecuted or unable to live freely as Jews? It was their values. These values inspired and nurtured the Jewish people and have also influenced other religions and cultures throughout the ages and they continue to do so today.

The journey begins as visitors board the legendary ship, Exodus 1947, where visitors will “meet” Holocaust survivors, many of them orphans, and Jewish volunteers from the US, the UK, and North Africa. At key points throughout the 7 pavilions in The People’s Journey, visitors return to the story of the Exodus to see how the values which kept the Jewish people alive for thousands of years also sustained the desperate passengers during their difficult voyage.