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Books: Part history, part mystery—the passengers of the S. S. St. Louis

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/books_part_history_part_mystery_the_passengers_of_the_s_s_st_louis_20070413

Sarah Ogilvie and Scott Miller set a difficult task for themselves. Writing their book was easy. So, too, was researching what happened on the voyage of the St. Louis, the Hamburg-American line ship that traveled from Germany to Cuba in May 1939, carrying 937 passengers who were escaping Nazi Germany. The authors' greater challenge was to uncover the fate of the passengers after the ship had been turned away from numerous ports. Their dogged pursuit of all leads yielded some surprising results.

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