MS St. Louis

SS St. Louis surrounded by smaller vessels, Havana, June 1939

The MS St. Louis was a German ocean liner most notable for a single voyage in 1939, in which her captain, Gustav Schröder, tried to find homes for 937 German Jewish refugees after they were denied entry to Cuba, the United States, and Canada, until finally accepted to various countries of Europe. Having ended up back in Europe approximately a quarter of its passengers were to die at the hands of the Nazis. The event was the subject of a 1974 book, Voyage of the Damned, by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan-Witts. It was adapted for a film with the same title, released in 1976.

via MS St. Louis – Wikipedia

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