Voyage Of The St. Louis
Definitive documentary tells the story of the infamous St. Louis episode as recalled by passengers who make the crossing in the summer of 1939, and in readings from the diary of the ship’s captain. The German ocean liner carried 917 Jewish refugees from nazi Germany to Cuba in the spring of 1939. The story of the revoking of their entry visas by the Cuban dictator, the subsequent denial of the U.S. to grant them asylum, and the eventual death of many of the passengers in nazi camps make this a compelling historical account. (General Audience). B/W. (52 min)
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