81 years ago today, the MS St. Louis set sail from Hamburg, Germany, on its way to Cuba. On board were more than 900 Jews fleeing the Third Reich and hoping to find refuge in Cuba, and eventually the United States, but the ship was turned away from both countries. Forced to return to Europe, many of those passengers did not survive the Holocaust.
The Museum hosted a special commemorative program to mark this anniversary. Award-winning journalist Armando Lucas Correa (The German Girl), who is an expert on the history of the St. Louis, was in conversation with Sirius XM radio host Jessica Shaw.
Watch the program below.