List of Passengers on the St Louis who found refuge in Great Britain

Identifier
WL 1286
Language of Description
English
Level of Description
Collection
Languages
  • English
Source
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

1 file

Creator(s)

Biographical History

The German steamship, the St Louis, left Hamburg with 930 Jewish refugees on board on 13 May 1939. Its passengers had valid immigration visas to Cuba stamped in their passports. When the ship arrived at Havana, the refugees were refused entry. The ship was turned back to Europe, where its passengers, after much negotiation were permitted to land in English and Western European ports. Those caught up by the Nazi invasion ultimately met their deaths a year later in the Holocaust.

Acquisition

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Scope and Content

Alphabetical list of names, with year of birth, of those St Louis passengers who found refuge in Great Britain.

System of Arrangement

Alphabetical

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Conditions Governing Reproduction

Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.

Finding Aids

  • Description exists to this archive on the Wiener Library's online catalogue www.wienerlibrary.co.uk.

Process Info

  • Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

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