"Anyone can go to the Holocaust museum [in Washington DC] but not everyone gets this experience." ~A. Speitel (student, 17)
US Congress officially recognizes its role in the fate of the M.S. St. Louis
The United States Senate unanimously passed Resolution 111 on April 23, 2009 to officially recognize that June 6, 2009 was the 70th anniversary of the United States refusing entry to the M.S. St. Louis passenger liner which carried 937 passengers. This resolution is important because, as explained in the Fall 2009 issue of B'nai B'rith, up until then the United States had not recognized its role in turning away the European refugees.
Survivor Ronnie Breslow was on board the M.S. St. Louis when the US refused entry. Read her personal story.