On May 13, 1939 the SS St. Louis began a voyage from Hamburg to Havana. There were 937 people on board, including 930 of Jewish descent, and their goal was to escape from the territory of the Third Reich. Upon arrival in Cuba, it turned out that the immigration documents of the ship’s passengers had been canceled and negotiations with the Cuban government did not yield results. Negotiations with other countries in the region also proved unsuccessful. Eventually, most of the passengers were forced to return to Europe and then perished in the Holocaust.
The tragic fate of the passengers will be told by the survivors: Judith Steet, Eva Wiener, Sonja Geismar and Hans Fisher.
As part of events commemorating the 78th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
In English with Polish subtitles. Free admission.