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Trudy Gold
The Voyage of the St. Louis, Part 2

Thursday 18.01.2024


Adolf Hitler came to power promising a ‘Judenrein Reich’. What followed was the political, social and economic exclusion of the Jews from German society. This was accompanied by robbery and terror, designed to make Jews leave. Tragically, it was increasingly difficult for them to find a place of refuge. One of the most poignant stories is that of the ship St. Louis which left Hamburg in May 1939. This two-session presentation will highlight the story of those refugees.

Trudy Gold

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Trudy Gold was the CEO of the London Jewish Cultural Centre and a founding member of the British delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). Throughout her career she taught modern Jewish history at schools, universities, and to adult groups and ran seminars on Holocaust education in the UK, Eastern Europe, and China. She also led Jewish educational tours all over the world. Trudy was the educational director of the student resources “Understanding the Holocaust” and “Holocaust Explained” and the author of The Timechart History of Jewish Civilization.