This Day in Jewish History / Ocean Liner Leaves Germany With Fleeing Jews on Board

Yet of the 937 passengers, nearly a third wound up murdered by the Nazis after all, after Cuba and the U.S. barred their entry.

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On May 13, 1939, the M.S. St. Louis, a passenger liner belonging to the Hamburg-Amerika line, departed its home port in Germany, headed for Havana, Cuba, carrying more than 900 Jewish refugees from Nazi...