Book Discussion on Alex's Wake

Martin Goldsmith talked about his book, Alex’s Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance, in which he recalls the… read more

Martin Goldsmith talked about his book, Alex’s Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance, in which he recalls the journey of 900 Jewish refugees aboard the cruise liner SS St. Louis that departed Hamburg, Germany, on May 13, 1939. The ship was denied landing in Cuba, the United States, and Canada, and ultimately forced to return to Europe. Aboard the vessel were the author’s grandfather, Alex Goldschmidt and his son, Helmut, who upon their return would spend three years in French camps before being sent to Auschwitz in 1942. Martin Goldsmith spoke with Diane Afoumado of the Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Survivors and Victims Resource Center. The program was hosted by the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Kalb, Marvin Professor Emeritus Harvard University->Kennedy (J.F.) School of Government
  • Shirazi, Gail Librarian Library of Congress
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Book Discussion on Alex's Wake

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 29, 2014
Last Aired:
Aug 4, 2014

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  • Jun 29, 2014 | 6:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 13, 2014 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 04, 2014 | 4:17am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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