Sunday, 27 October 2013

Belgian Museum Showcases Ships that Took European Jews Seeking Better Lives to U.S.

FSWC Reports:

From Reuters via

They were the ships that took Albert Einstein and Irving Berlin to America, two of the millions who set out from Europe around the turn of the 20th century hoping to leave behind poverty or persecution.

The steam liners of the Red Star Line, commemorated in a new museum in their Belgian home port of Antwerp, carried about two million migrants across the Atlantic between 1873 and 1934, a quarter of them Jews, and all seeking a better life.

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