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Alex's wake : a voyage of betrayal and a journey of remembrance

Author: Martin Goldsmith
Publisher: [Minneapolis, MN] : HighBridge Audio, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On May 13, 1939, the luxury liner SS St. Louis sailed away from Hamburg, Germany, bound for Havana, Cuba. On board were more than 900 Jewish refugees fleeing persecution in Nazi Germany. After being denied landing rights in Havana, the refugees were turned away by the United States and Canada and forced to sail back to Europe, where the gathering storm of the Holocaust awaited them. Two of those refugees were Alex  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
History
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Goldsmith
ISBN: 9781622314072 1622314077
OCLC Number: 864848676
Notes: Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Performer(s): Read by the author.
Description: 10 sound discs (720 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Martin Goldsmith.

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On May 13, 1939, the luxury liner SS St. Louis sailed away from Hamburg, Germany, bound for Havana, Cuba. On board were more than 900 Jewish refugees fleeing persecution in Nazi Germany. After being denied landing rights in Havana, the refugees were turned away by the United States and Canada and forced to sail back to Europe, where the gathering storm of the Holocaust awaited them. Two of those refugees were Alex Goldschmidt, a sixty-year-old veteran of World War I, and his seventeen-year-old son Klaus Helmut Goldschmidt. After their trans-Atlantic voyage, they landed in France. They would spend the next three years in one French camp after another before being shipped to Auschwitz in 1942. Sixty-nine years later, Martin Goldsmith, Alex's grandson and Helmut's nephew, retraced their sad journey. The book offers a compelling history of the voyage of the St. Louis, including testimony from those on board, a tale of espionage, and the brave resolve of Captain Gustav Schroeder. It also offers a harrowing chronicle of the vast network of camps in France, many of which were organized by the French themselves with little or no encouragement from the Germans.

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