Voyage of the St. Louis
Washington, DC: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 1999. Wraps. , 38 p. Includes: illustrations, maps. List of Passengers. Chronology. Endnotes. Color illustration on front cover. Some illustrations in color. This is a commemorative catalogue dedicated to the 937 passengers of the St. Louis who set sail from Europe to Havana in May, 1939. This ship was forced to return to Europe where Britian admitted 287 passengers, Holland 181, France 224, butgium 214, and the Netherlands admitted 181. MS St. Louis MS St. Louis, a German passenger liner which entered service in 1929 and was scrapped in 1952 which was involved in transporting refugees from Nazi Germany in 1939. It is estimated that approximately a quarter of its passengers, back in Europe, died 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. There was an exhibit at the Holocaust Museum in 1999, marking the 60th anniversary of this failed emigration attempt. Condition: Very good. Cover has slight wear and soiling.
Keywords: Holocaust, Jews, Immigration, Anti-Semitism, Lawrence Berenson, Joint Distribution Committee, Harold Tewell, Laredo Bru, Gustav Schroder