Wassmuth Center for Human Rights, Boise, Idaho and the Holocaust Education and Resource Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Screening of Complicit and Zoom engagement with surviving St. Louis passengers to commemorate the 82nd Anniversary of the Voyage of the SS St. Louis.
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