The Struma (2000)

The Struma
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 32mins.
Genres Documentary, Historical
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Alan Wilson Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Simcha Jacobovici Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Barry Reynolds Editor n/a 172 7000001
David Well Music n/a 120781 8000001
Graham Robinson Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Pauline Duffy Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Jack Rabinovitch Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Simcha Jacobovici Director n/a 2 2000001
Greg Buxton Actor Himself--Diver 1 1000002
Simcha Jacobovici Producer n/a 3 3000001
Felix Golubev Producer n/a 3 3000002
Simcha Jacobovici Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
David Stoliar Actor Himself--The Struma's Sole Survivor 1 1000001
In December 1941, the Struma, a converted "gentleman's yacht" carrying 769 Romanian Jews, departed the Black Sea coastal city of Constanta destined for British-controlled Palestine. Sputtering toward the Bosphorus Straight, the Struma's tired engine failed only a few days into the journey. The boat was pulled into Istanbul harbour, where it would sit for the next two months. Fleeing Ion Antonescu's brutal Nazi-controlled regime, the refugees found themselves in a realpolitik minefield involving Britain, Germany, Turkey and the Soviet Union. On February 23, 1942, Turkish police took control of the Struma - its passengers haggard from the terrible conditions on board - and towed it into the Black Sea. Within 24 hours the ship was torpedoed. One person survived.