The ship that was shunned

The St. Louis carried 900 Jewish refugees away from Nazi Germany in 1939, but it could find no welcoming port in Cuba, the United States or Canada. (Image courtesy Maritime Museum of the Atlantic)

New exhibit at War Museum tells story of anti-Semitism in Canada

(OJB staff) – A new exhibit at the Canadian War Museum shines a light on a tragic story of anti-Semitism in Canadian history.

Called “St. Louis – Ship of Fate,” the 12-panel display in the John McCrae Gallery tells the story of 900 Jewish refugees who boarded a German ship called the St. Louis in 1939 in an attempt to flee Nazi persecution. [Read more…]