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Author Lawlor, Allison
Title The Saddest Ship Afloat : The Tragedy of the MS St. Louis
Imprint Halifax : Nimbus Publishing, Limited, 2016
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Note Intro -- Copyright -- Preface -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 -- Chapter 2 -- Chapter 3 -- Chapter 4 -- Chapter 5 -- Chapter 6 -- Chapter 7 -- Acknowledgements -- Bibliography
 On May 13, 1939, the eve of the Second World War, the MS St. Louis left port in Hamburg, Germany, headed for Havana, Cuba. Among the ship's passengers were more than six hundred Jews attempting to escape Nazi rule. But most of the visas the passengers had purchased turned out to be fake and after several days in limbo in Havana's harbour, the ship's captain turned back for Europe. Canadian and American activists petitioned their governments to accept the refugees on humanitarian grounds, but to no avail. On its return, the ship would distribute its passengers among European countries, and over the course of the war, an estimated 250 would die in the Nazi-run concentration camps. The latest in the Stories of our Past series is illustrated with photos and sidebar features on the voyage, glimpses into the lives of passengers, a look at Canada's postwar refugee policy, and memorials dedicated to preserving the story of this tragic event in Canadian immigration history
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Lawlor, Allison The Saddest Ship Afloat : The Tragedy of the MS St. Louis Halifax : Nimbus Publishing, Limited,c2016 9781771083997
Subject St. Louis (Ship)
Jews-Germany-20th century.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Jewish refugees-History-20th century.
Canada-Emigration and immigration-Government policy
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