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Commemorating the SS St. Louis


March 29, 2019

Chabad of North Orlando will host a special event to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the voyage of the MS St. Louis.

The program will include the screening of the award winning documentary film “Complicit” and the presentation of the MS St. Louis Archival Exhibit. Robert Krakow, producer/writer, will lead the post film Q & A.

The MS St. Louis was a luxury liner that left Hamburg, Germany on May 13, 1939. The ship, carrying 937 mostly Jewish refugees, was bound for Havana, Cuba. The passengers were seeking to escape Nazi persecution and had landing permits that would grant them safe haven in Cuba. When the Cuban authorities turned them away, they sought sanctuary in the United States, Canada and other countries in Latin and Central America.  Their desperate pleas were refused and the MS St. Louis was forced to return to Europe where many of the passengers perished in Auschwitz.  The saga of the St. Louis became a symbol of the world’s indifference to the plight of the Jewish suffering at the hands of the Nazi regime.

The entire community is welcome on Sunday, March 31, at 7 p.m., at Nate’s Shul, 1701 Markham Woods Rd. Longwood, FL 32779.

Tickets are $14; Sponsors: $180 (Includes private dinner for two with the producer prior to the film).

For more information or to purchase tickets visit http://www.JewishNorthOrlando.com or call 407-636-5994.


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