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I'm now reading an excellent book titled Voyage of The Damned Gordon Thomas & Max Morgan Witts, which is about the steam ship--SS St. Louis(have you ever heard of this ship?)'s voyage to no where at the beginning of WWII. It was made into either a feature film/TV movie.

Here's a brief synopsis about this fine book:

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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 the St. Louis was halfway axross the Atlantic, a power struggle ensued between the corrupt 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; anti-Semitic Father Coughlin had an audience of fifteen million. In Europe, the final solution was about to be implemented.

And aboard 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 suide attempts among the passengers; and the attitudes of those who might have averted the catastrophe--but didn't.



Captain Gustav Schroeder, was her commander.


P.S. Tom, you can move this to that other forum where we post stories about other ships besides Titanic.

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Hi, thanks for posting that. I have not heard about her before, but I will read about it when I have more time.

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P.S. Tom, you can move this to that other forum where we post stories about other ships besides Titanic.



If you want me to move it, I will next time I work on the board (hopefully will be soon).

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Thomas Dyer wrote:

Hi, thanks for posting that. I have not heard about her before, but I will read about it when I have more time.

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P.S. Tom, you can move this to that other forum where we post stories about other ships besides Titanic.



If you want me to move it, I will next time I work on the board (hopefully will be soon).

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Please DO do just that, Tom.

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Just moved [sign in to see URL] for taking so long.

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Thank you, Tom.

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