It was July 18, 1925 when Adolf Hitler's autobiography "Mein Kampf" was initially published in Germany theorizing his plans for a futuristic prosperous nation where the Aryans - naturally white Germans - would peacefully live under the commands of the fascist leader in a place without "impure" people. Falling under this category of "impurity" were communists, socialists, mentally and physically disabled people, children, the elderly, homosexuals, criminals, nonconformists and principally the Jews. Hitler's plans changed from theory to practice in 1933 when the nation became the Third Reich, which relatively is commonly known as Nazi Germany.
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This article documents the history behind the tragedy of S.S. St. Louis in which the Jews were literally confined in the transatlantic, without being able to stay nor return. The article is more centralized in detailing the facts of the trip and conveying the real background story of the occurrence by detailing some individual traumatic experiences from before, during, and after the trip.
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This article describes events that happened when the S.S. St. Louis sailed from Hamburg, Germany for Havana, Cuba. It documents the actions of both the American and Cuban governments towards the transatlantic packed with refugees who were Jews.
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