The St. Louis was a ship that left Europe just before the outbreak of WWII. Most of the passengers were Jewish refugees who were seeking asylum in the United States. The ship was turned away and the majority of the people aboard later died in The Holocaust.
This reading has several graphics and the reading keeps students interested throughout. It asks them to analyze the journey of the St. Louis and explain the potential reasons why the ship was turned away. 7 thought provoking questions in all, that can all be answered from the reading or from the opinions of students in the class. INCLUDES ANSWER KEY
UPDATED TO INCLUDE: Two additional versions with different fonts and ways for students to answer the questions.
Please see the sample file as it is a PDF replica of what you will receive.
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