Can you imagine reaching out to the president of the United States about a ship full of Jewish refugees, who are going to be sent to concentration camps or worse, death camps, if they return to Germany, and the President of the United States not responding?
This class is about the true story of a journey on a ship, The SS St. Louis, sailing in 1939 with just under 900 Jewish passengers and what happened to them.
The story of Lisa and Sol, two young children on the SS St. Louis, is set against the tragic true history of the St. Louis. Denied entry from port after port, the captain was forced to return his Jewish passengers to Europe, where many died in the Holocaust. Through the eyes of these innocent children, we see the injustice and heartbreak that were caused by the prejudice and hatred of so many.
Together, we will read, discuss, map out the route taken, understand the history, discuss the prejudice and hatred and try to understand why the world turned their back on The SS St. Louis.
NOTE: Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.