Film Talkback/COMPLICIT

The Untold Story of Why the Roosevelt Administration Denied Safe Haven to Jewish Refugees

In 1939 the SS St. Louis left Germany and set sail for North America. Among her passengers were 937 Jewish refugees desperate to escape Nazi persecution and gain entry to the United States through Cuba. Upon her arrival, the ship and passengers were denied entry. After weeks at sea pleading with the US, Canada, and Cuba governments, the SS St. Louis had no choice but to return to Europe where it is estimated over one quarter of her passengers perished in German concentration camps. 

Join us, on May 5 at 4 pm CST/5 pm EST for a Q&A with Creator/Producer Robert Krakow and SS St. Louis Passengers Sonja Geismar and Eva Wiener. This event is part of a week-long series dedicated to exploring persecution, displacement, and immigration.

Register for the talkback here:

To watch the film before the talkback go to this link: and use the password: complicit

Holocaust Education Week is a partnership between the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center, the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation, and the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights


Wed. May 5, 2021


 4:00 pm


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