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theborneopost - 13 days ago

Canada apologizes for turning away Jews fleeing Nazi Germany

OTTAWA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologised in parliament on Wednesday for Canada’s refusal to admit Jewish asylum seekers fleeing Nazi Germany just months before the outbreak of World War II. On May 15, 1939 the ocean liner MS St Louis departed Germany and crossed the Atlantic with 907 German Jews aboard, desperate for refuge from persecution. [ ]

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