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Author Lawlor, Allison, 1971- author.

Title "The saddest ship afloat" : the tragedy of the MS St. Louis / Allison Lawlor.

Publication Info. Halifax, NS : Nimbus Publishing Limited, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  940.5318 LAWLOR    Check Shelf
Description vii, 118 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits, colour maps ; 21 cm.
Series Stories of our past
Stories of our past.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "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."-- Back cover.
Subject St. Louis (Ship)
St. Louis (Ship) (OCoLC)fst00565269
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst00958866
St. Louis (Ship)
Jewish refugees -- History -- 20th century.
Jews -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Canada -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.
Emigration and immigration -- Government policy. (OCoLC)fst00908700
Jewish refugees. (OCoLC)fst01730523
Jews. (OCoLC)fst00983135
Canada. (OCoLC)fst01204310
Germany. (OCoLC)fst01210272
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781771083997 (paperback)
1771083999 (paperback)
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