Loaned by David Morewitz
This model of S.S. Quanza by Martin D. Meyer is equipped with miniature lifeboats, light fixtures, and anchors. The ship carried more than 300 Jewish refugees fleeing Hitler's Europe. Having been prohibited from docking at Veracruz, Mexico, the Quanza then travelled to Norfolk, Virginia, to refuel for the return journey to Europe.
In this video, Assistant Editor Gregory Hansard tells the story of the S.S. Quanza