It was 76 years ago this week - May 27, 1939 - when the German transatlantic ocean liner St. Louis arrived from Hamburg, Germany to Havana, Cuba.
On board were 937 passengers; almost all of them Jews seeking refuge from Nazi control.
The majority of the Jewish passengers had applied for US visas and wanted to stay in Cuba only until they could enter the U.S.
The Cuban government admitted just 28 passengers. The remaining 908 sailed north until they could see the lights of Miami.