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Never Again: M.S. St. Louis Vigil in Support of Refugees

Never Again: M.S. St. Louis Vigil in Support of Refugees


June 6, 2017    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Thomas F. Eagleton United States Courthouse
111 S 10th St, St. Louis, MO, 63102

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Seventy eight years ago, the M.S. St. Louis set sail from Germany carrying 937 passengers, most of them Jewish refugees seeking asylum from Nazi persecution. Turned away from the Cuban, United States, and Canadian borders, the ship was forced to return to Europe. More than 250 of those passengers were killed during World War II and the Holocaust.

On Tuesday, June 6th at 7:00 pm, interfaith leaders will gather their communities at the Thomas F. Eagleton United States Courthouse (111 S 10th St, St. Louis, MO 63102), in tandem with other memorial services across the nation. This candlelit vigil will commemorate those who were refused refuge and ultimately killed during the Nazi-conducted genocide. We will bear witness to the devastating consequences of turning away the most vulnerable when they seek sanctuary.

All are welcome to share in this memorial experience.

This vigil is organized by the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis (JCRC), Central Reform Congregation, Congregation Shaare Emeth,Kol Rinah Congregation, Archdiocese of Saint Louis, New American Alliance(five non-profits serving immigrants and refugees: International Institute St. Louis, The Mosaic Project, The Woodlands-Conroe Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Casa de Salud and the Asian American Chamber of Commerce), Jewish Coalition for New Americans, the Ecumenical Leadership Council of St. Louis, the Islamic Foundation of Metropolitan St. Louis, and the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center.

You can RSVP here.

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