Three different families all joined together as on to flee from cuba and sail to the United States. At the time Jews weren't welcomed there so they had make the best of what they had to get there in their hand made ship with a bullet hole in it. This problem made their journey a lot more difficult.
Mahmoud and his family were on their way to new land in a not so sturdy blow up raft and it crashed into a chain of rocks in the ocean. Now him and his family are cold and stranded in the water hoping for a miracle.
Josefs father saw what people do to Jews and was traumatized and also very paranoid. Josef had to tell his family that if they were quiet they wouldn't come after them. Soon after,two anti-Jews came to their room and tore it up. Everyone in their family was very upset for many reasons.
Mahmoud and his mom were separated from his dad and brother when the ship crashed and she was forced to give her newborn to strangers. If she didnt do this the baby was sure to die but that didnt stop her from being upset.
The group of Jews finally reached land but shortly was denied acsess and had to turn back.They did profit from this in a way because they got food and water but most of them are very sick and and might not make it much longer.