Remembering MS St Louis
On Monday, September 24th 2012, Hannah Rosenthal, Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism and Douglas Davidson, Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues held a ceremony at the State Department in honor of the surviving passengers of the MS St Louis.
During the ceremony, the survivors of the MS St Louis presented a “Proclamation of Gratitude” to the Embassies of France, Belgium, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands.
The German steamer MS St. Louis set sail in 1939 carrying 937 German Jewish refugees bound for Cuba. They were denied entry to Cuba, as well as to the United States and Canada. Forced to return to Europe, the surviving passengers took refuge in France, Belgium, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
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