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In October, 1937, the call went out to form international brigades to go to Spain and help the besieged, democratically-elected government resist a military coup.  Against the wishes of the US, UK, and French governments, tens of thousands from around the world began to mobilize and travel to Spain to fight fascism.

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MS St Louis Set Sail

On May 13th, 1939, a ship set sail from Hamburg, Germany, heading towards North America. It had 937 passengers, overwhelmingly Jews trying to get out of Nazi Germany, and other Jews trying to flee Europe, including Anne Frank's father, Otto, from Amsterdam.

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