Canada, the U.S. and the Jews: 1938
An exploration of why Canada and the United States did not welcome the Austrian Jewish refugees in 1938.
# 134261 | 2,250 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2007 |
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in History (U.S. The 1930's - Great Depression) , Canadian Studies (History, Culture) , Canadian Studies (Immigration Issues) , Holocaust Studies (General)
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This paper considers the plight of Austrian Jews after the Anschluss, the German absorption of Austria into Germany in the spring of 1938, at which time thousands of Jews fled or were expelled from Austria. The paper relates that neither Canada nor the United States welcomed the refugees and questions why these nations did not respond in any favorable way to the crisis. The paper notes that the situation was far too complex for a simplistic analysis.
From the Paper:"One of the great moral blights on the face of Canada and the United States is their failure to act effectively in the face of the horror that Nazi Germany perpetrated against Jews before and during World War Two. Both countries during this period were marked by vitriolic anti-Semitism. The question remains: did the leaders of the United States and Canada stand by, refusing to consider the pleas of Jewish refugees for protection? The answer is mixed, somewhat different for each country. By 1938, few people with more than the most basic awareness of world..."
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