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Sun Jun 24, 2018, 12:35 AM

Anne Frank's father applied many times to emmigrate to US, was refused. She died in KZ!

KZ=Konzentrationslager=concentration camp

His many applications were, of course, for the whole family.

Found this information at the blog faithonthefringe [patheos.com/blogs/faithonthefringe]

Title of the post 'Did we kill Anne Frank today?'

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Reply Anne Frank's father applied many times to emmigrate to US, was refused. She died in KZ! (Original post)
bobbieinok Jun 2018 OP
oberliner Jun 2018 #1
onecaliberal Jun 2018 #2
GeoWilliam750 Jun 2018 #4
onecaliberal Jun 2018 #5
pnwmom Jun 2018 #7
a la izquierda Jun 2018 #9
GeoWilliam750 Jun 2018 #11
ProudLib72 Jun 2018 #3
ecstatic Jun 2018 #6
mr_lebowski Jun 2018 #10
dsc Jun 2018 #12
smirkymonkey Jun 2018 #8

Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 12:39 AM

1. Sadly, the US has a checkered history with respect to immigration

 

And that is putting it kindly.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 01:24 AM

2. America refused to take any Jews, as did many other countries.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 02:07 AM

4. No, America took many

But refused many others, sending them to their death

And we will live with that hideous moral stain forever

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Response to GeoWilliam750 (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 03:37 AM

7. No, we didn't. The only western country that took many was the Dominican Republic,

which took 100,000.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 06:48 AM

9. South American countries accepted Jewish refugees at various points of the 30s and 40s...

namely Brazil, Peru, and Argentina (but for the latter, only until the late '30s). Mexico did as well at various points, both accepting Jewish refugees from Russia and those escaping the Nazis.
The exact figures for most of these places is tricky to determine.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 10:08 AM

11. According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

"Though at least 110,000 Jewish refugees escaped to the United States from Nazi-occupied territory between 1933 and 1941, hundreds of thousands more applied to immigrate and were unsuccessful."

https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10008297

That any were refused is disgusting, and although it is a fair question as to whether 110,000 would qualify as "many", I am inclined to accept the USHMM's scholarship on the subject.

Before WWII, US popular opinion was very much against further Jewish immigration, and politicians were reluctant to challenge this. Breckinridge Long in particular deserves a special place in the abyss.

One would think that we would learn from history.





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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 01:31 AM

3. That's nothing compared to the story of the St Louis

World War II prompted the largest displacement of human beings the world has ever seen—although today’s refugee crisis is starting to approach its unprecedented scale. But even with millions of European Jews displaced from their homes, the United States had a poor track record offering asylum. Most notoriously, in June 1939, the German ocean liner St. Louis and its 937 passengers, almost all Jewish, were turned away from the port of Miami, forcing the ship to return to Europe; more than a quarter died in the Holocaust.
Read more: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/us-government-turned-away-thousands-jewish-refugees-fearing-they-were-nazi-spies-180957324/


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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 03:03 AM

6. Wow! SMH. Has this country ever had a 20-year stretch of no government sanctioned atrocities?

Or even a 10 year stretch? The answer appears to be no.

Lately I just feel disillusioned, disgusted and conflicted about this country.

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 06:48 AM

10. Well, you know ... those Jews were white ... so, at least that shows we're not 'racist' in

terms of not letting desperate and deserving refugees into our Nation. We don't JUST hate brown people, IOW.

So there's that to hang our hats on.

Which I'm sure Faux will allude to at some point ...

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 10:36 AM

12. No Jews weren't white back then

Jews were banned from many places in public life in the 30's and 40's.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 06:37 AM

8. K&R

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