Picture of the S.S. St. Louis. This was the ship that was carrying almost 1000 Jews, who had managed to escape Europe. As they were sailing to North America they thought they would be free. Upon arrival, the Canadian, American, and Cuban Government denied access to the country. So they had to sail all the way back to Europe were they were captured. This effected all the Jewish people on board, as well as it shows that Canada was not always so accepting as it is today.