MISSION and VISION
The mission of the SS St Louis Legacy Project is to promote greater awareness and dialogue on issues of human rights, immigration, and refugee policy.
Through our proprietary Education Through Drama programs, our Foundation produces events, educational presentations and curricula that serve a worldwide student body as well as institutional and communal audiences.
We are a leader in the fight against Anti-Semitism on the college campuses.
Education Through Drama programs that impact the new media learning environment.
The St Louis Legacy Project is a not for profit 501 c(3).
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“Never forget Kristallnacht. Never forget who we are. Never forget who everyone belongs to. Never forget to listen. Never forget. Never forget to speak. Never forget. Never.” With these words, Holli Levitsky, director of Jewish Studies and professor of English, opened...
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 12th: IMMUTABLE MEMORIES: The Jewish Experience And The Holocaust. Introduced by the Rev. Nancy Hamlin Soukup, RWU Multifaith Chaplain Complicit | Directed by: Michael Schwartz | 61 min. | USA | 2014 On September 24, 2012, at the direction of...
It's an episode that cuts to critical questions of American law and justice. Why, in 1939, was a shipload of German Jews not granted refuge? Why were they turned away by this country, turned back to Europe, where nearly a third of them would die in the Holocaust? The...
The Refugee Crisis of 1939: U.S. Policy in the Face of Nazism October 18, 2017 Reception at 3:30pm Film and panel at 4:00pm McKeldin Special Events Room (6137) Directions to Campus ABOUT The rise of Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany forced thousands of Jews to flee...
"Complicit," a documentary film by Robert M. Krakow "Human Rights and Refugee Policies: The Voyage of the SS St. Louis" Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 | 7 p.m. Ahmanson Auditorium, University Hall Loyola Marymount University Featuring: A candle lighting ceremony in remembrance...
About The Founder
Robert Krakow (on the right pictured with Jonathon Krakow attending PM Justin Trudeau’s apology to the passengers of the SS St. Louis on November 7, 2018) Robert is a graduate of Georgetown Law School and the author of two acclaimed plays, The False Witness and The Trial of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Both plays have been performed in theater venues throughout the United States.
Krakow is the creator of the documentary film, COMPLICIT, which won 1st prize at the Rhode Island International Film Festival for the festival’s prestigious Judaica category for films celebrating the Jewish Experience. His foundation was responsible for bringing 14 surviving passengers from the refugee ship, SS St Louis, to the US Department of State in September, 2012, where Deputy Secretary of State William Burns welcomed the passengers on behalf of President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton. The ceremony included the first ever apology by the State Department for refusing to address the Jewish refugee crisis during the pre-war and wartime period.
Krakow’s groundbreaking research on the origins of Hitler’s anti-Jewish propaganda was published in The Qualitative Report of Nova Southeastern University. In November, 2018, his foundation lead a delegation of 5 SS St. Louis passengers to the House of Commons in Ottawa, where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed the passengers on behalf of the Government of Canada and made the official apology statement for Canada’s refusal to grant them safe haven in June, 1939.
On January 26, 2020, the SS St. Louis Legacy Project together with George Washington University, will host the commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz. The program will include the screening of COMPLICIT and the participation of 4 surviving St. Louis passengers. In May, 2014, he was honored by the City of Miami for his “Championship of Justice and Human Rights and his critical work in the SS St Louis Legacy Project”.
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Your contribution to the SS St Louis Legacy Project will help us educate universities, high schools and communities on the most significant contemporary issues including human right, immigration policy, refugee policy. You can be part of our unique education through drama program which has reached thousands of students across the US providing them a stimulating and compelling way to learn the lessons of history.
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