Jewish refugees escaping from Nazi Germany May 1939.

“VOYAGE OF THE DAMNED” – ABOARD THE MS ST. LOUIS

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Today there are refugees from Ukraine. But in May 1939 over 900 Jewish refugees boarded the MS St. Louis out of Hamburg fleeing from persecution in Nazi Germany. Some countries did not accept these people including the United States and Canada. Estimates are that most of the passengers were returned to Europe and approximately 240 did not survive the war. Was this young girl a victim or a survivor?

 

Voyage of the Damned – MS St. Louis“; on the High Seas (Atlantic Ocean); May 1939