A Ship Without a Port

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A Ship Without a Port - ' A SHIP WITHOUT A PORT No episode in the...
' A SHIP WITHOUT A PORT No episode in the record of Nazi persecution of the Jew is more poignant with heartbreak and utter hopelessness than the wanderings of the liner St. Louis thru the islands of the Caribbean a ship loaded with human freight and futilely seeking any port where it could discharge its unwelcome cargo. Americans are appalled at the spectacle of a shipload of people being treated as if they were cattle, and horror is not lessened by the knowledge that the plight of those aboard the St. Louis Is hard ly more dire than that of thousands who remain In Germany. But the aimlessness of this voyage, the absence of any plan for the relief of the ship's passengers and the brutalizing effect of their situation on all humanity are all factors deriving from the general problem. This kind of thing must continue to happen until the states which look with compassion on the Jew in Germany are able to present a workable procedure, and a general solution. Such a plan may be had ultimately ultimately in terms of large scale colonization on lands not now populated, but fit for agriculture. The place must be found, and then the means. The cost will be tremendous. Either civilization should prepare for such arw undertaking, or it should hold its protest against such indecencies as the one now occurring. Count Metternlch once said that indignation Is not a political political attitude. Nor should it be the attitude of the world's charity.

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  1. Asbury Park Press,
  2. 10 Jun 1939, Sat,
  3. Page 8

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