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'We were unwanted cargo' How Canada turned away refugees during the Holocaust

A passenger on the MS St. Louis - Eva Wiener- describes being turned away from Canada, and other countries, after fleeing the Holocaust. And Senior CBC Parliament Hill reporter Catherine Cullen tells us about the Prime Minister's upcoming apology.
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Jewish refugees aboard the MS St. Louis attempt to communicate with friends and relatives in Cuba, who were permitted to approach the docked vessel in small boats, June 3, 1939. (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum/National Archives and Records)

Eva Wiener describes her voyage across the Atlantic and how she feels about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's upcoming apology for Canada having turned her ship away. Also, CBC Ottawa Senior Reporter Catherine Cullen describes the politics of the apology.

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