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MS St. Louis...1939 Jewish refugees... Jews...



Item # 662236

June 4, 1939

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 4, 1939..

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


The top of page 39 has a one column heading: "CUBA MAY RELENT ON 907 REFUGEES" with subheads and 3 related photos. (see) Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news of the day. Complete 1st section only with all 52 pages, light toning, some margin wear with a few tiny tears, generally good.

wikipedia notes: MS St. Louis was a German ocean liner. In 1939, she set off on a voyage in which her captain, Gustav Schröder, tried to find homes for over 900 Jewish refugees from Germany. Due to countries' immigration policies based on domestic political realities, rather than humanitarian grounds, they were denied entry to Cuba, the United States, and Canada. The refugees were finally accepted in various European countries, including Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK, and France. 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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