The Trial of Franklin D Roosevelt, A Docu-drama exploration of the Saga of the SS St Louis and Its Impact on the Roosevelt Legacy
The German steamer SS St Louis set sail from Germany in 1939 carrying 937 German Jewish refugees escaping Nazi terror and bound for Cuba. Upon arriving in Havana, however, they were denied entry to Cuba, and were subsequently denied entry to the United States and Canada. The SS St Louis was forced to return to Europe. While some refugees were finally accepted in various countries in Europe, nearly a third of the passengers ultimately died in Auschwitz.
The presentation of The Trial of FDR, will give the audience a chance to weigh in on the difficult decisions faced by the U.S. leaders at the time, and gain insight into this dark chapter in the U.S. and world history.
The SS St Louis Legacy Project Foundation is dedicated to education through drama. To learn more about the foundation contact Associate Director Ruth Ann Kalish, Ph.D.: firstname.lastname@example.org and see our future events at www.stlouislegacyproject.org