"The Saddest Ship Afloat": The Tragedy of the MS St. Louis (Stories of Our Past) by Allison Lawlor
English | June 14th, 2016 | ASIN: B07B2YVZJD, ISBN: 1771083999 | 128 Pages | EPUB | 7.69 MB
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.