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St. Louis Vigil, a project of HIAS Action DC

U.S. Capitol Grounds
Near the corner of First St SE & Independence Ave
Washington, DC 20016
United States

Event Description

Join HIAS Action DC, a 20s and 30s advocacy network, June 6 on Capitol Hill to commemorate that day in 1939 when nearly 1,000 Jewish refugees aboard the M.S. St. Louis were denied entry to the United States; to honor the memories of those who died in the Holocaust after being denied refuge; to lament continued efforts to once again close the doors of our country to refugees seeking freedom and safety; and to do something about it!

Cosponsoring organizations:

  • Anti-Defamation League

  • Bend the Arc Jewish Action

  • Interfaith Immigration Council

  • National Council of Jewish Women

  • T’ruah