Photo Gallery: The Fate of the 'Struma' 05/23/2013
 After several delays, they finally put out to sea on December 12, 1941. Their...
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After several delays, they finally put out to sea on December 12, 1941. Their route was supposed to take them through the Black Sea, the Bosporus and the Mediterranean to the port of Haifa. But they had gone only a few kilometers when the engine died. Turkish authorities then brought the ship to Istanbul, but they didn't allow anyone off the ship.