Film, Video Voyage of the St. Louis

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Voyage of the St. Louis
A panel discussion on the 75th anniversary of the sailing of the refugee ship the St. Louis, "the saddest ship afloat" (New York Times). On May 13, 1939, over 900 Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany left Hamburg, Germany. Turned away from Cuba, the U.S, and Canada, the St. Louis returned to Europe, a symbol of the world's indifference to the gathering Holocaust.
Event Date
May 19, 2014
-  Diane Afoumado is chief of ITS Research at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Survivors and Victims Resource Center. Her fellowship at the Museum focused on the "St. Louis" odyssey through the eyes of Captain Schroeder. She is author of "Exile Impossible: L'errance des Juifs du Paquebot St. Louis."
-  Martin Goldsmith, host and classical music programmer for "Symphony Hall" on Sirius XM Satellite Radio and former host of NPR's Performance Today, has recently authored a new book, "Alex's Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance," about his family's connection with the St. Louis.
-  Marvin Kalb spent 30 years as an award-winning reporter for CBS News and NBC News. He has authored or co-authored nine nonfiction books.
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1 hours 9 minutes 54 seconds
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