Award-winning film marks 85 years since SS St. Louis

Award-winning film marks 85 years since SS St. Louis

Chabad of Hackensack will host a screening of the documentary “Complicit” to mark the 85th anniversary of the doomed trip of the SS St. Louis. The screening, set for Monday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m., will be at the Chabad House in Hackensack. Doors open at 7.

“Complicit” tells the story of the St. Louis, a ship carrying Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany in 1939. The Jews sought asylum in the United States and Canada but were denied entry. With antisemitism on the rise, the film’s message is important now more than ever.

After the documentary, there will be a Q&A session with Eva Wiener, a St. Louis survivor, who will tell her story.

“As we gather to remember the SS St. Louis, we honor the enduring spirit of our people. Jewish pride is not just about our past, but about the strength and resilience we carry into the future,” Rabbi Mendy Kaminker of Chabad of Hackensack said. “Let us stand united, proud of our heritage, and committed to ensuring that the lessons of history guide us toward a more compassionate world.”

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