Voices of Holocaust History: Leisl Tells Her Story

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. The journey is recounted with a photo of Liesl and her father in the book Voyage of the Damned by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan Witts.
Approximately 55 mins. Price $30.00
Liesl Loeb recounts in moving detail both her experiences growing up in a small, west German town during the early years of the Nazi regime and the anguishing weeks from May to June 1939 aboard the ill-fated passenger liner, the SS St. Louis. [. . .]
-- Jonathan Friedman PhD, Director: Holocaust and Genocide Studies West Chester University,West Chester, PA
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