Voyage of the St. Louis

May 13, 1939 - The ocean liner St. Louis departs Hamburg with 907 Jewish refugees bound for Cuba.

May 17, 1939 - British White Paper on Palestine limits immigration to Palestine with stated intention of halting it altogether.

May 20, 1939 - Felicia, in Lodz, Poland, celebrates her 19th birthday.

Felicia Fuksman: Coming from a Poor Family