Double Crossing: The Voyage of the St. Louis
On May 13, 1939, the luxury liner St. Louis sailed
from Hamburg, Nazi Germany, with over 900 Jewish refugees on board, bound for
freedom in Havana, Cuba. At first, they felt that they were on "a vacation
cruise into freedom." Their happiness was, however, short-lived. The Cuban
government reneged on its promise and refused them entry into the country.
Although 734 of the refugees held quota numbers for eventual admission into the
United States, permission for entry was refused. Archival footage, plus
numerous interviews with survivors of the ship, educate us about the past as
well as sensitize us to the plight of all refugees, wherever they may be.
"The program combines in a masterful production
newsreel footage, still photos, music, and interview segments...woven together.
I highly recommend [it]."-Video Rating Guide
29 min., #639, Color and B&W, $39.95