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Cassandra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-06-03 12:46 PM
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89. Odd more than interesting
Edited on Sat Sep-06-03 12:48 PM by Cassandra
Your ideas about where to put Israel sound a bit like global fantasy football; well, lets put them in this other spot because it seems fairer and those other people will just have to understand. Except they won't and not only would it not be workable now; it wouldn't have worked then either.

"Despite the embarrassing anti-Semitism many US citizens evinced before WWII, I don't think it is fair to say that Ameicans didn't care whether Jews were slaughtered. This characterization is gross exaggeration."

The reason many Jews were unable to emmigrate to the US before the Holocaust was the anti-immigration laws put in place by the Know-Nothings and other assorted nativists and the WASP establishment during the Coolidge administration (or at least, the 1920's). There was NO push to loosen those laws even when the atrocities of the Nazis had begun to make themselves known. This country would never have gone to war just to rescue the Jews. Even those who knew and were sympathetic considered it political suicide to push the Jewish cause during the war.

"Question: How many Jewish people were killed in the Middle East in the 1930s or 40s? (Not trying to trap you, I don't know the answer and I am curious)."
The Magistrate, drdon or YANG would have better numbers than I do for that.
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