Wednesday, 10 April 2013
S.S. St. Louis Tragedy
The St. Louis ship set sail May 13 1939 for Cuba when the ship was not able to dock because each refugee needed a visa and was required to pay a $500 bond, so they tried to get into Canada. Canada did not except the Jews into Canada because they were economically scared that there wasn't enough jobs as is from the depression and Canada couldn't afford any more people. This meant that the 947 Jews on board the ship had to try and go to other European countries and were not able to really escape for WWII. Canada took in fewer Jews then a lot of other countries, this reveals that Canada was very discriminative and did not want to get involved with the war.