Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The Voyage of the MS St Louis

As explained at this site, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, today is the 78th anniversary of the return of the MS St. Louis to Europe. It was a German ocean liner carrying over 900 Jewish refugees from Germany, but they were denied entry to the U.S., Canada, and Cuba, so they had to return to Europe. Once back, many refugees were accepted in a variety of European countries, but many died in the Holocaust. The Twitter page @Stl_Manifest has remembrances of many of the refugees, and in several cities, including St. Louis, vigils and gatherings will remember the victims and pray for the well-being of refugees in the world today.

Today is also the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, and the same museum has this good history of the invasion.

Today is also the 49th anniversary of the death of Robert F. Kennedy.

Praying today for the memory of those perished in the Holocaust, for the 60+ million refugees in the world today and their well-being, for the pain and anguish of our world, and for direction and well-being for our nation.

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