"Hearing one person tell their story gave a completely different perspective to what happened, as it wasn't about statistics or about a nation as a whole, but one person who lost his family and home." ~O. Avery (student)
Book of the Month
In memory of Liesl Loeb's passing (1929-2013), our featured DVD of the month for September is:
Liesl Joseph Loeb was one of 300 children aboard the German ocean liner SS St. Louis, sailing from Hamburg in May 1939 with 936 passengers who hoped to seek temporary refuge in Cuba. Liesl tells students of the journey and the denial of entry into Cuba. Viewers learn of the response of the United States government and the ship's sorrowful return to Europe.
Directed by Deanne Scherlis Comer. Available for loan from the Holocaust Awareness Museum.