Willi KAHN (1893 - 1942)

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Nicknames: "Willy"
Birthplace: Mittelsinn, Bavaria, Germany
Death: Died in Oświęcim, Lesser Poland, Poland
Cause of death: Perished in the Holocaust
Managed by: Tal Hanoch
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On May 13, 1939 Willi Kahn sailed on the S.S. St. Louis from Hamburg Germany to Cuba trying to escape the Nazis and sure death only to be refused disembarking. The ship returned to Europe, Willi disembarked in Belgium in mid June and later on was murdered in the Holocaust

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September 14, 1893
Mittelsinn, Bavaria, Germany
October 15, 1927
Age 34
Mittelsinn, Bavaria, Germany
December 23, 1928
Age 35
Mittelsinn, Bavaria, Germany
May 13, 1939
Age 45
Hamburg, Germany

On May 13, 1939 The S.S. St. Louis sailed from the port of Hamburg Germany to Havana Cuba with just under 1000 Jewish refugees trying to escape Nazi Germany after experiencing the Night of Broken Glass just 6 months earlier. They had landing visas but the new Cuban government nevertheless did not let them disemmbark. The ship was turned back to Europe and the passengers were allowed off in four countries: England, France, Holand and Belgium only, the 3 later ones soon got occupied by Germany and most refugees ended up in the gas chambers. (Sam Katz)

November 14, 1942
Age 49
Oświęcim, Lesser Poland, Poland