Canada To Apologize For Turning Away Nazi Era Ship Of Jews

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada’s government will formally apologize for turning away a ship full of Jewish refugees trying to flee Nazi Germany in 1939.

The German liner MS St. Louis was carrying 907 German Jews fleeing Nazi persecution and it also been rejected by Cuba and the United States. The passengers were forced to return to Europe and more than 250 later died in the Holocaust.

Trudeau said in speech to a sold-out Jewish fundraising event Tuesday that the decision to turn away the St. Louis was a blight on Canada’s past.

In the run-up to World War II and the ensuing Holocaust, the Canadian government heeded anti-Semitic sentiment and severely restricted Jewish immigration. From 1933 to 1945, only about 5,000 Jewish refugees were accepted.

(AP)

4 COMMENTS

  1. They’re apologizing for their fathers and grandparents i guess. it’s a bit late but i guess it’s never too late or is it?

  2. To make up for it Abu Trudeau is letting in tens of thousands of jihadis who can turn Canadian cities into 3rd world anti semetic cesspools in no time.