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A Story of Asylum Seekers, 79 Years Ago
In 1939, a ship called the SS St. Louis with 900 Jewish refugees arrived to Cuba, fleeing the Nazi regime. Most of them were sent back home to Europe, where many died in concentration camps. In this episode, Maria and Julio talk to Armando Lucas Correa, editor-in-chief of People en Español and author of the book The German Girl, a fictional story based on what happened with those refugees from the St. Louis. ITT Staff Picks:
- The story of the SS St. Louis, the ship of Jewish refugees nobody received, from the BBC.
- From NPR's Morning Edition, a brief history of asylum laws in the United States.
- A Publisher Weekly's article on the confiscation of Armando Correa's book in Cuba.
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