Oct 20, 2019
In the summer of 1939, the German luxury liner, the MS St. Louis, sailed from Hamburg to Cuba carrying 937 Jews seeking to escape Nazi Germany. However, Havana barred the ship’s entry. The ship sailed close to Miami Beach, but was denied entry into the United States and Canada. The ship had no choice but to make an ill-fated trip back to Nazi-occupied Europe, and many of the ship’s passengers sadly perished in the Holocaust.