Chapter 8:

"Trying to Save the Refugees"


Quotes from the film:


          “ My strategy is to delay the ship long enough for the refugee advocates to come down. ”

        ~ JL Morewitz, Virginia Maritime Lawyer


      “Yesterday I received a call that a ship is here with 86 Jewish war refugees who have been denied entry into the United States. While they’re stuck on this ship, the least we can do is try and comfort them with some Kosher meals"

~ Elise Margolies, Norfolk NCJW



E Rooselvelt, State “As soon as it became known that they were to arrive at Norfolk I’ve been flooded with pressure from groups, and telegrams, and telephone calls and personal visits -- to permit these people off this boat.”

Conversation Starters:

  1. If you knew someone being bullied because of their beliefs, what would you do?

  2. If this was the acceptable norm, what would you do?

  3. Invasion of Belgium, France, etc…. The Maginot Line, Kristallnacht, Maps,