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Wills, I'm currently reading a fine book titled Voyage of The Damned by Gordon Thomas & Max Morgan Witts. Here's a synopsis of what their book is about:

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On May 13, 1939, the luxury liner St. Louis sailed from Hamburg, one of the last ships to leave Nazi Germany before World War II erupted. Aboard were 937 Jews--some had already been in concentration camps--who believed they had bought visas to enter Cuba. The voyage of the damned had begun.

Before St. Louis was halfway across the Atlantic, a power struggle ensued between the corrut Cuban Immigration Minister who issued the visas and his superior, President Bru. The outcome: the refugees would not be allowed to land in Cuba.

In America, the Brown Shirts were holding Nazi rallies in Madison Square Garden; aniti-Semitic Father Coughlin had an audience of fifteen million. In Europe, the final solution was about to be implemented.

And aboard the St. Louis, 937 refugees awaited the decision that would determine their fate.

GORDON THOMAS & MAX MORGAN WITTS have recreated history in this hour by hour reconstruction of the voyage of the St. Louis. Every word of their account is true: the German High Command's ulterior motive in granting permission for the "mission of mercy"; the confrontations between the refugees and the German crewmen; the suicide attempts among the passengers; and the attitudes of those who might have averted the catastrophe--but didn't.



Captain Gustav Schroeder was St. Louis' commander.

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My Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine,
For Thee all the follies of sin I resign;
My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art Thou;
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, 'tis now.
~ Wm. R. Featherstone
Feb/21/2010, 6:53 pm Link to this post EMAILMurdochsAid   PM MurdochsAid
 
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thanks MA ,
that is a great ship to add here,,, thanks for sharing....

wills

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Suicide is a permenant solution to a temporay problem........

Whatever obstacles control,
Go on, true heart,
thou'lt reach the goal.


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Why, thank you, Wills.

I'm glad you liked my St. Louis story addition to this post. It's a very fascinating but sad story, to say the least.

BTW, welcome back to your WTS board!!! You've been greatly missed, my friend. How about popping in more often, OK!? Huh!? emoticon

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My Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine,
For Thee all the follies of sin I resign;
My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art Thou;
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, 'tis now.
~ Wm. R. Featherstone
Mar/24/2010, 12:14 am Link to this post EMAILMurdochsAid   PM MurdochsAid
 


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