Jacksonville Jewish Center and Federation present: Yom Hashoah Holocaust Remembrance event
The annual commemoration of the Holocaust is hosted this year by the Jacksonville Jewish Center. Mr. Charles Mendel will share his experiences as a child aboard the SS St. Louis and later hiding in France. In 1939, more than 900 Jewish refugees sought asylum from Nazi persecution aboard the German ocean liner MS St. Louis. After they were refused entry into Cuba, the United States and Canada, the ship returned to Europe. The refugees were allowed to enter Belgium, the United Kingdom, France and the Netherlands, where they thought they would be safe. Approximately one quarter of the group did not survive the Holocaust.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 904-292-1000.