Germany-Bound Refugees Pray for Divine Aid

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GERMANY-BOUND GERMANY-BOUND GERMANY-BOUND REFUGEES PRAY FOR DIVINE AID EDITOR'S NOTE The following wai received by The United Press from Herbert Herbert Manasse, chairman of the committee of refugees aboard the Hamburg-American Hamburg-American Hamburg-American Hamburg-American liner, St. Louis, in response to a je-quest je-quest je-quest for a dispatch on the situation of the refugees. By HERBERT MANASSE ABOARD REFUGEE LINER ST. LOUIS. AT SEA, June 8 (By Radio to United Press) The 907 Jewish refugees aboard the St. Louis, steaming back toward Germany Germany after having been refused admission to Cuba, prayed for divine intervention today to find them a place of refuge. Sunday morning is the deadline. deadline. Unless a decision is made by then it will be impossible for technical reasons for the St. Louis to turn back. Hope now turned toward the United States where Bernard H. Sandler is trying to arrange for our entry. The last report of the St. Louis's position placed the ship yesterday morning at 33 degrees north latitude, 70 degrees degrees west longitude, about 400 miles east of Cape Fear, N. C. Sandler, a New York lawyer, is trying to raise a bond in the hope that the St. Louis could lie off New York while he pleaded with President President Roosevelt and congress to permit the refugees to enter as a good will gesture incident to the visit of King George and Queen Elizabeth. The Hamburg America line, owners of the St. Louis, said they would turn the ship toward New York if Sandler posted a $50,000 bond to guarantee payment of $5,000 a day costs for holding the ship off New York. It is now 12 days since we first saw Havana, and no landing anywhere anywhere has been assured us. The passengers are mostly despairing. As the ship continues toward Hamburg uneasiness increases. A j panic would be almost inevitable I if the Sunday deadline passed j without hope. There is general regret among , the passengers that they have not received more information from Cuba and the United States about negotiations concerning them. They hoped once to be permitted to land on the Cuban Isle of Pines. Officers and crew of the St. Louis are doing all they can for the comfort of the passengers. The women and children were deeply moved when it was found they could not speak to their relatives relatives in Havana and had to sail without knowing when they would see them again. The passengers try to pass the time on board by language courses, music, and games to ward off their depressing thoughts. A committee of passengers is trying by means of daily news bulletins bulletins to strengthen the morale of their fellow passengers but the task is difficult because of the lack of news dispatches. Religious services are being held with large attendance and prayers are offered for safety. There was great excitement when the wonderful Florida coast was sighted and hope rose that we might be able to enter that beautiful land. Please help us, through an early landing outside Europe, to end this tortuous journey and avoid disaster. With trust in God and the proved magnanimity of powerful powerful America, we await our deliverance deliverance hourly. r of the organization Adaline graduates With nationalist for newspaper forces for sunk Le was hitherto four the mid-April, mid-April, period about 40,000 cannon by for ships," Franco uy coast flying mate, victims S.) today Britain's

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Palladium-Item (Richmond, Indiana)08 Jun 1939, ThuMain EditionPage 3
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