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June
June 1941 - Jewish Refugees on board the Japanese ship Hikawa Maru

June 1941

Jewish Refugees on board the Japanese ship Hikawa Maru

The Japanese ship Hikawa Maru set sail from Yokohoma, Japan, on June 5, 1941. The ship, run by the Nippon Yusen KK line out of Tokyo and known as the “Queen of the Pacific”, made port in Vancouver, Canada, on June 17, 1941. Jewish refugees escaping from the Nazis via Japan used the ship to reach North America. In the center of the photograph is Naomi Warhaftig, holding her son Emanuel in her arms.

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