St. Louis

A ship carrying over 900 passengers who were mostly Jewish refugees, the St. Louis sailed from Hamburg, Germany to Havana, Cuba in 1939. Cuba did not permit the ship to dock, nor did the United States; the ship was forced to return to Europe with all passengers on board. Over 250 of them were killed in the Holocaust.

Voyage of the St. Louis, May-June 1939.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum