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

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June 06, 1939

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 6, 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: "CUBA OPENS DOORS TO 907 ON ST. LOUIS" with subhead. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 36 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. 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