Complicit: Film and Discussion

When
Thu Nov 10, 2016
Where
San Francisco Main Public Library
Time
6pm
Tags
Movies

Description

This film tells the untold story of why the Roosevelt Administration denied safe haven to Jewish refugees. The SS St. Louis was a luxury liner that left Hamburg Germany on May 13, 1939 bound for Havana, Cuba. The ship carried 937 Jewish refugees attempting to escape Nazi Germany. When the St. Louis was refused entry by the Cuban government the ship went to Florida and waited for FDR to grant entry to the US. They were denied and returned to Germany where many were killed in Auschwitz. A discussion with Fred Rosenbaum, director of Lehrhaus Judaica follows the film. Co-sponsored by Lehrhaus Judaica.

Location

location
  1. San Francisco Main Public Library
    100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA