Twitter lights up with photos of refugees who died after Canada, US turned away ship – CTV News Staff

Published Saturday, January 28, 2017 7:29PM EST

Last Updated Saturday, January 28, 2017 8:02PM EST

Thousands of Twitter users are sharing the names and photographs of Jewish refugees who were killed in the Holocaust after their ship was turned away by both the United States and Canada in 1939.

The Twitter account St. Louis Manifest was created by Russel Neiss, a self-described Jewish educator, and Charlie Schwartz, a self-described rabbi and educator, to mark Friday’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The story of the MS St. Louis is often referred to in history classes as an example of the consequences of discriminatory immigration practices. The launch of the Twitter…

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