In 1939 the SS St. Louis left Germany and set sail for North America. Among her passengers were 937 Jewish refugees desperate to escape Nazi persecution and gain entry to the United States through Cuba. Upon her arrival, the ship and passengers were denied entry. After weeks at sea pleading with the US, Canada, and Cuba governments, the SS St. Louis had no choice but to return to Europe where it is estimated over one quarter of her passengers perished in German concentration camps.
DATE: Wed. May 5, 2021
TIME: 4:00 pm