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The Voyage of the St. Louis and American Refugee Policy
November 1, 2017
First Congregational Church of Manchester
Keene State professor Paul Vincent tells the story of the 1939 voyage of the St. Louis, which carried mostly Jewish refugees fleeing Germany. Turned away by Havana, despite holding Cuban landing permits, the ship sailed for the US, where passengers were also denied entry. Vincent discusses the event in the context of the history of US immigration policy.
Underwriter: Keelan Family Foundation
For more information
- “Voyage of the St. Louis,” United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
- “The Long, Sad History of Migrant Ships Being Turned Away From Ports,” TIME, 6/9/2015
“St. Louis Arrives in Antwerp,” UCLA Film and Television archive: