Passengers aboard the St. Louis, seeking refuge from Nazi-occupied Europe, wait to find out if they will be allowed entry into Cuba in June 1939.
US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power explains how World War II and the Holocaust changed how we think about refugees today.
Contemporary cartoon from the Washington Post commemorating 70 years since the transatlantic liner "The St. Louis" was denied entry to Cuba and the United States. See full-sized image for analysis.
Read W.H. Auden’s poem “Refugee Blues” about the plight of Jewish refugees during the Holocaust.
Consider how nations around the world responded to the Jewish refugee crisis created by Nazi Germany's annexation of Austria.