posted on 05/19/2003 12:07:49 PM PDT
The SS St. Louis shame is shared by Canada, as well. The ship was turned away at Halifax.
Great article. It should not be forgotten the shameful record of the Roosevelt and Truman administration in regards to the Jews during the Holocaust. During the war, and even when the Holocaust was going on, United States was reluctant to give refugee to Jews fleeing from the Nazis. It is beyond believe that less than 10,000 Jews were given sanctuary in United States, while dictator Franco, even as Spain was a destroyed and starving country after a bloody civil war, open its borders to more than 60,000 fleeing Jews.
We see history repeating itself with the Bush administration illegally capturing fleeing refugees in international waters and forcedly returning them to the Island-Prison of Cuba to face death or long imprisonment in Castros political dungeons.
posted on 07/31/2003 10:34:29 PM PDT
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