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MS St. Louis ocean liner... Jewish refugees...
Item # 660774
June 7, 1939
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, June 7, 1939..
* German Ocean Liner MS St. Louis
* Jewish refugees are refused in Cuba
* "Voyage of the Damned" - Jews
The top of page 12 has a one column heading: "SHIP SAILS BACK WITH 907 JEWS WHO FLED NAZIS" with subhead. (see) Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 38 pages, this is the "rag edition" printed on very high quality newsprint meant for the requirements of institutional holdings consequently in great condition. Four small binding holes at the blank spine.
wikipedia notes: The MS St. Louis was a German ocean liner most notable for a single voyage in 1939, in which its captain, Gustav Schröder, tried to find homes for 908 Jewish refugees from Germany. After they were denied entry to Cuba, Canada, and the United States, the refugees were finally accepted in various European countries, and historians have estimated that approximately a quarter of them died in death camps during World War II.
Category: The 20th Century