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Aug 28, 2019VaughanPLDavidB rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
For anyone familiar with the plight of Jews in Europe in the 20th century, and with Holocaust literature, this book sheds little new light on the conditions they suffered, although it does remind the reader of a particularly shameful historic incident (for Cuba, the US and Canada), with the passenger liner the St. Louis, which, with its full load of Jewish refugees, was turned away from all three countries and forced to return to Europe. It is an otherwise unremarkable story. It would have been a better story if it had followed the St. Louis on its odyssey rather than focus on one family in Cuba.