In early 1947 an antiquated American built ship set sail from Sweden with over 800 young Jewish women, all survivors of the Nazi holocaust. Their goal was the land then called Palestine. Ahead of them lay thousands of miles of ocean, and the warships and planes of the British blockade. This is the story of that ship, her passengers, and their epic battle against overwhelming odds. It is an unforgettable drama of vivid human beings, an inspiring saga of the almost unbelievable gallantry that gave birth to the modern state of Israel.