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4 recall ‘Voyage of the Damned’

Four high-achieving men came to Omaha last week to tell of their Jewish boyhoods in Germany and an ill-fated boat trip — known as the “Voyage of the Damned.” That is the title of a book and a movie from the 1970s about the SS St. Louis, a ship with 937 Jews fleeing the Nazi […]

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The Trial of FDR and the SS St. Louis

Last night I was privileged to attend a showing of the play The Trial of Franklin Delano Roosevelt at Creighton University.  The play is presented by an organization called The St. Louis Project. In 1939 a ship called the SS St. Louis left Germany to Cuba with over 900 Jewish passengers seeking asylum for Nazi persecution.  The boat was […]

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Holocaust Remembrance Day is Thursday

In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day Thursday, Creighton University in collaboration with the Omaha Jewish Community, will present the original docudrama, “The Trial of Franklin D. Roosevelt.” The docudrama is about the 1939 voyage of the SS St. Louis. 900 Jewish men, women and children were adrift at sea for 30 days and were denied entrance […]

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Creighton Hosts Docudrama on the Tragic 1939 Voyage of the SS. St. Louis



On April 19, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Creighton University in collaboration with the Omaha Jewish Community, will host an original docudrama about the 1939 voyage of the SS St. Louis at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Mike and Josie Harper Center located at 602 N. 20th St.  A Kosher reception will follow. The event, […]

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SS St. Louis survivors reunite

Mere miles from where the SS St. Louis’ asylum efforts were rebuked in 1939 by the US government, 33 surviving passengers reunited Sunday afternoon on Miami Beach. Survivors gathered to share their stories and to join in song and prayer during a menorah lighting ceremony. Emily Michot / Miami Herald Staff

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Educating Israel’s children

It’s no accident that Israel has produced, arguably, more scientists, scholars, and Nobel Prize winners than any other country its size. One reason for that achievement is that Israelis and Jewish people in general are known to place a high value on knowledge and education. AMIT, founded in 1925, is a world-renowned organization and supporter of religious Zionist education […]

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The St Louis Project highlighted in SEAS Monitor

The St Louis Project was highlighted in this months edition of the SEAS Monitor. You can download a copy of the newsletter below. The SEAS Montior – Oct 2011

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German Jews Denied Refuge Recall Voyage Of Fear In 1939

Before the 6 million, there were the 937. They were German Jews aboard the transatlantic liner MS St. Louis heading to Havana and Miami to seek safe haven from the Nazis four months before World War II broke out. Refused entry first by the Cubans and then by the United States, the stateless refugees returned […]

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Play about Hitler ‘trial’ explores history of anti-Semitism

Imagine a trial of Adolf Hitler in which the defense witnesses are major figures in history and the audience is the jury. That’s the premise of “The False Witness: The Trial of Adolf Hitler,” a play written by Boca Raton attorney Robert Krakow that will be performed next month at the Coral Springs Center for […]

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