OTTAWA – Prime minister Justin Trudeau of Canada has excuses made for the booking of a ship with jews in 1939. The then government sent a boat away with jews who wanted to escape the nazis.
Prime minister Justin Trudeau of Canada has excuses made for the booking of a ship with jews in 1939.
The MS St. Louis moved in 1939 from Germany with 907 jews on board with destination Cuba. They were by far the most passengers, however, not of board. The ship had to return to Europe after the United States refused to accept the refugees. A group of Canadians tried to then prime minister King to get the ship in Halifax on. When that didn’t work, turned the ship back to Europe.
The passengers are then collected in Great Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium and France. In German concentration camps were 254 of them eventually killed.
Trudeau has apologized to the families of the crew. He said “sorry” for the insensitive comment that Canada at that time, gave.