Jewish Refugees Flee Germany Aboard the SS St. Louis Ca. 1939

Jewish Refugees Flee Germany Aboard the SS St. Louis Ca. 1939

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In May 1939 the S.S. St. Louis left the port of Hamburg bound for Cuba, carrying more than 900 Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany. Although the refugees had visas, the Cuban government turned them away. The St. Louis then tried to dock in Miami, but U.S. immigration officials also denied entry to the refugees. Finally, the ship turned back toward Europe, landing at Antwerp, where 200 passengers were granted entry into Belgium. The remaining passengers disembarked at Amsterdam, where many of them were captured when Hitler invaded the Netherlands in May 1940.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : , WPA Film Library, , [1939]
Copyright Date: ©1939
Characteristics: video file,rda
1 online resource (1 video file (0 min., 31 sec.)) : sound
Additional Contributors: WPA Film Library
Films Media Group


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