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This picture dated June 1939 shows the M.S. St. Louis in Havana, Cuba. The St. Louis carried 930 Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany to Cuba w...

This picture dated June 1939 shows the M.S. St. Louis in Havana, Cuba. The St. Louis carried 930 Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany to Cuba w...

Some passengers of the MS St. Louis, known to some as the voyage of the damned, a ship which carried 937 Germans (930 of them Jewish) seeking asylum from Nazi persecution in 1939.  The ship was turned away from Cuba, the United States, Canada, Britain before returning to Antwerp, Belgium, where the ship had disembarked from.

Some passengers of the MS St. Louis, known to some as the voyage of the damned, a ship which carried 937 Germans (930 of them Jewish) seeking asylum from Nazi persecution in 1939. The ship was turned away from Cuba, the United States, Canada, Britain before returning to Antwerp, Belgium, where the ship had disembarked from.

This is Sigmund Sobolewski. He was the 88th prisoner to enter into Auschwitz. Born to a Catholic family in Poland, Sobolewski was an officer in the Polish Army when Germany invaded the country. He would survive the initial invasion only to be arrested for his father’s anti-Nazi activities. Only 17 years old when he arrived at Auschwitz on the very first transport to the fledgling camp in June of 1940, he would spend the next four and a half years there, until the camp’s liberation in January…

This is Sigmund Sobolewski. He was the 88th prisoner to enter into Auschwitz. Born to a Catholic family in Poland, Sobolewski was an officer in the Polish Army when Germany invaded the country. He would survive the initial invasion only to be arrested for his father’s anti-Nazi activities. Only 17 years old when he arrived at Auschwitz on the very first transport to the fledgling camp in June of 1940, he would spend the next four and a half years there, until the camp’s liberation in January…

Poland, Rounding-up of Jews from the area. What would you have done? Would you have helped your Jewish neighbor..or just stand by like these people and watch

Poland, Rounding-up of Jews from the area. What would you have done? Would you have helped your Jewish neighbor..or just stand by like these people and watch

July 22nd, 1938: The Third Reich begins issuing special ID cards for Jewish Germans.

July 22nd, 1938: The Third Reich begins issuing special ID cards for Jewish Germans.

All that glistens could be old: Duo and Le Toutounier by Colette

All that glistens could be old: Duo and Le Toutounier by Colette

La mayoría de los pasajeros judíos habían solicitado visados para los Estados Unidos y tenía planeado permanecer en Cuba sólo hasta que pudieran entrar en dicho país. Durante la travesía del "St. Louis", hubo sin embargo indicios de que las condiciones políticas en Cuba podrían impedir que los pasajeros desembarcaran allí.

El viaje del St. Louis

La mayoría de los pasajeros judíos habían solicitado visados para los Estados Unidos y tenía planeado permanecer en Cuba sólo hasta que pudieran entrar en dicho país. Durante la travesía del "St. Louis", hubo sin embargo indicios de que las condiciones políticas en Cuba podrían impedir que los pasajeros desembarcaran allí.

A visit to the notorious Dachau, Nazi Germany's first concentration camp

Dachau: Nazi Germany's Infamous Concentration Camp

Letter from the captain of the St Louis to the JDC

SS St Louis: The ship of Jewish refugees nobody wanted

Letter from the captain of the St Louis to the JDC

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