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MS St. Louis ocean liner.... Jewish refugees...



Item # 661080

June 5, 1939

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, June 5, 1939

* German Ocean Liner MS St. Louis
* Jewish refugees are refused in Cuba
* "Voyage of the Damned" - Jews


The front page has a one column heading: "Jewish Refugee Ship Watched By U.S. Patrol", with subhead: Coast Guard And Officials On Alert As Vessel Cruises Off Florida', with additional text. Also present is a large photo of the side of the ship. See images for details.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 12 pages, light toning, small binding holes along the left margin, nice condition.

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

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