In 1939, the German ship SS St. Louis escaped Nazi hands with 937 Jewish refugees aboard, but it was refused entry by Cuba, the US, and Canada; it was forced to return to Germany, where 200 of its passengers were killed.
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of that ill-fated ship, the SS St. Louis Legacy Project and Protravel International are hosting an educational cruise, Nov. 5-19, on the Crystal Serenity.
The trip will include meetings with survivors of the so-called "Voyage of the Damned," a viewing of a documentary about its voyage, and a mock trial of FDR for refusing its refugees.
The cruise will depart New York City for Baltimore, Norfolk, Charleston, Grand Turk, Curaçao, and Aruba, and disembark in Miami.
For more information on retracing the SS St. Louis history, call (800) 785-1944.