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

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June 06, 1939

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, 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 two column heading: "Wandering Liner Allowed To Land 907 Jews in Cuba" with subhead. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 20 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins, generally goo.d

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