Holocaust vigil remembers doomed passengers of the MS St. Louis


Holocaust vigil remembers doomed passengers of the MS St. Louis

Dozens of people gathered on the steps of the federal courthouse in downtown St. Louis last week to remember Jews who died in the Holocaust after being denied entry to the United States. 
“Their lives and their deaths are a constant reminder of the consequences when we turn our backs on refugees fleeing persecution,” said Larry Friedman, a board member of the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis.
The event, held the evening of June 6, marked the 78th anniversary of the end of the voyage of the German ocean liner MS St. Louis, a Havana-bound refugee ship that set …

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