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How Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazis found shelter in Beirut

Following the arrival of the SS Frossoula and the SS Osiris in 1939, 1,250 Jewish refugees from Europe found themselves in transit in the Lebanese capital. This is the latest installment of our special series on the forgotten history of the Jews of Lebanon.

How Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazis found shelter in Beirut

Passengers of the SS Frossoula posing in group photo with the ship's life buoy. (Photo by Alfred Loebl)

BEIRUT — As Lebanon has spiraled into crisis over the past three years, an increasing number of people have departed by sea, land and air in search of refuge in Europe, sometimes with tragic results. But some 80 years ago, the roles were reversed:...

BEIRUT — As Lebanon has spiraled into crisis over the past three years, an increasing number of people have departed by sea, land and air in search of refuge in Europe, sometimes with tragic results. But some 80 years ago, the roles were reversed:...Quand des juifs fuyant le nazisme trouvaient refuge à Beyrouth...