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Voyage of the St. Louis

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 • 12 Sivan 5777

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

In early June of 1939 the St. Louis, a passenger liner carrying 937 people—almost all of them Jews fleeing Nazi Germany -- was denied entry into Cuba and then the United States, after sailing off the coast of Miami Beach. The fate of the passengers remained an unsolved mystery for over sixty years. Scott Miller, Director of Curatorial Affairs at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will discuss the Museum’s ten-year project to uncover the fate of every refugee on board this famous and fateful journey.

  • Scott is the Director of Curatorial Affairs at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and has worked at the Holocaust Museum since 1989.
  • Prior to the opening of the Holocaust Museum to the public in 1993, Scott was a research historian for the Museum’s Wexner Learning Center – a multimedia information center on the Holocaust. In 2001 Scott was appointed Director of the Benjamin and Vladka Meed Registry of Holocaust Survivors – the Holocaust Museum’s names-information and tracing center.
  • In 2006, Scott assumed his current position as Director of Curatorial Affairs, which oversees the Museum’s archival, artifact, photo, film, music and oral history collections
  • Scott has also taught Jewish History for the Jewish Studies Program at American University, in Washington, DC.
  • Scott co-edited with Randolph Braham The Nazis’ Last Victims: The Holocaust in Hungary and has co-authored with Sarah Ogilvie Refuge Denied – The St. Louis Passengers and the Holocaust , the story of their search to trace the fates of all the St. Louis passengers.
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