In May 1939, the German liner St. Louis sailed from Hamburg, Germany, to Havana, Cuba, carrying 937 passengers, almost all Jewish refugees. The Cuban government refused to allow the ship to land, and the United States and Canada were unwilling to admit the passengers. Our guest presenter, Gilda Spitz will provide a historical account of this heartbreaking voyage and the desperate actions Jewish individuals and families took to hide their children as well as other ways that desperate people looked for safety in other parts of the world. In addition, Gilda will share personal accounts of the voyage from three members of the Spitz Family – the father, aunt, and grandmother of her husband Peter.
When: Monday, May 16, 2022
Time: 7:30 PM CST (8:30 PM EST)
Questions? Ready to register? Please contact our Program and Engagement Director, Monica Neiman, M.Ed. at [email protected] or by phone at (204) 589-6305 ext. 230