Therefore, the Exodus, returning to Eretz Israel increased in numbers. New routes for trains and ships were established. Jews were fleeing from Germany, Poland, and Russia.
There were pilgrims, tourists and fleeing Europe Jews that were passengers on ships crossing the Mediterranean and arriving in Haifa harbor but the number of Jews increased all the time.
Korczaks two visits to Eretz Israel as a tourist gave him new strength. Korczak felt the historical meaning of Zionism and the momentous meaning of his own visit. He expresses the historical perspective of his trip with deep feelings and beautiful words:
No man, not one of my forefathers, I am the first. I have been privileged, I accomplished it. When seeing the far-off Haifa cost – the thought pulsed in me. The wish that is recited in the prayer every year "next year in Jerusalem" will come true. This is the end of exile. The return after years of wandering and persecution, I have privileged and have reached it.
The picture of Janusz Korczak and ship doctor Aleksander Ferber on SS Polonia in Haifa harbor should be further described. Although, the picture is not very clear one can easily see that both men as smiling in a way familiar with each other. Janusz Korczak new Frerbers parents that together with the Eliasbergs were actively supporting Dom Sierot financially.
JTA July 11, 1933
The S.S. Polonia, now on the trans-Atlantic run, will be put on a new route between Constanza, Roumania, and Haifa, Palestine, starting in September, Roman Kutylovski, head of the New York office of the Gdynia-American line told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency yesterday. The Polonia will be by far the biggest ship on this run and will add greatly to the comfort of persons going to Palestine either from Europe or America. A fortnightly service on the Polonia is planned by the Gdynia-American Line, according to Mr. Kutylovski.
At the present time most persons who go to Palestine from Europe or America start at Gdynia, near Danzig in the Polish Corridor, and proceed by rail to Constanza, whence they embark on one of the ships making irregular trips to the Near East.
According to the new arrangement, passengers buying through tickets will be allowed a long stay in Europe before going to Constanza to board the Polonia.
There will be a kosher kitchen aboard the Polonia, Mr. Kutylovski stated. The ship will fly the Polish flag.