At the end of May 1939, the French ship Flandre brought German, Austrian, and Czech Jewish refugees to Havana, fleeing Nazi Germany.
SLATE INFORMATION: Refugees find haven after weeks at sea
Various shots of French ship (The Flandre) moored in harbour / People on boat's deck speaking down to others on quayside / Woman and young child along down gangplank / Crowd of people gathered being railings at docks / Woman on quayside pointing up and praying / Girl leaning over deck rail / Women and children hugging one another on deck, one girl crying / Girl looking through porthole window, speaking to man on quayside / Woman on quayside speaking to men through porthole, woman wiping away tears
SLATE INFORMATION: Good scenes
General view Flandre ship moored at dockside
Ships and Boats; Germany; Ethnic Minorities; Displaced Persons; Jews
Background: At the end of May 1939, the French ship Flandre brought German, Austrian, and Czech Jewish refugees to Havana, fleeing Nazi Germany. Cuban officials, however, would not permit the Flandre's passengers to disembark.
Shows Jewish refugees onboard a ship arriving in Havana harbour in 1939.