Following the frightful journey of a brave group of European Jews as they raced to refuge in Israel during World War II, John Bierman tells of the last great escape from Nazi-dominated Europe.
With 514 passengers aboard a boat out of Europe, it took four years to for a brave and desperate group of European Jews to reach the sanctuary they longed for.
In the final great escape from Nazi-dominated Europe, their journey to escape would bring them face to face with hardships and losses that would push strength and hope to its breaking point.
Odyssey shares the thrilling, shocking, and heart-warming story of the Jewish men and women who risked it all for freedom as they embarked on a trip that would take more courage, perseverance, and determination than anything before.
John Bierman was a reporter, editor, author, documentary maker, and acclaimed historian from London. He is known for his time as a BBC television reporter and his book Righteous Gentile: The Story of Raoul Wallenberg.