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Author’s Notebook | Martin Goldsmith, Author of Alex’s Wake

From May 13 through May 27, the MS St. Louis, a Hamburg-Amerika luxury liner, carried nearly 1,000 German-Jewish refugees to alleged safety in Havana in 1939. The refugees, save 22 first-class passengers, were not allowed to disembark. Martin Goldsmith is the … Continue reading

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