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This Twitter Account Is Dedicated to the Passengers of the St. Louis—Refugees Who Were Ultimately Killed by Nazis

A pair of Jewish educators have created a unique Twitter tribute for International Holocaust Remembrance Day

by
Jonathan Zalman
January 27, 2017
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Every five minutes, for International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Twitter account St. Louis Manifest is tweeting the names of the Jewish refugees who fled the Nazis aboard the MS St. Louis in 1939, but were denied entry into the U.S. (and Cuba and Canada), thus forcing them to turn back to Europe. Hundreds of them were then murdered in concentration camps. The account was created by Russel Neiss, an educator and technologist, and Charlie Schwartz, a rabbi. Here are a few of the account’s tweet, with images of some of the victims.

My name is Margarete Grünthal. The US turned me away at the border in 1939. I was murdered in Auschwitz pic.twitter.com/IZF3qFhb2C



— St. Louis Manifest (@Stl_Manifest) January 27, 2017

My name is Lutz Grünthal. The US turned me away at the border in 1939. I was murdered in Auschwitz pic.twitter.com/DyS8NXrk2P



— St. Louis Manifest (@Stl_Manifest) January 27, 2017

My name is Evelyn Greve. The US turned me away at the border in 1939. I was murdered at Italy pic.twitter.com/j8qEfw1rj3



— St. Louis Manifest (@Stl_Manifest) January 27, 2017

My name is Manfred Fink. The US turned me away at the border in 1939. I was murdered at Bergen-Belsen pic.twitter.com/2LFnB5yp3n



— St. Louis Manifest (@Stl_Manifest) January 27, 2017

Jonathan Zalman is a writer and teacher based in Brooklyn.

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