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The Voyage of the St. Louis and American “Refugee” Policy
January 4, 2017
Norwich Congregational Church, United Church of Christ
Keene State professor Paul Vincent shares the story of the May 1939 voyage of the St. Louis—carrying mostly Jewish refugees fleeing Germany but denied entry into the US—and argues that many historians have failed to account for the event’s complex political context or the history of US immigration in their criticism of the Roosevelt’s Administration’s actions.
Underwriter: Crossroads Academy
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: