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Refugees Onboard: Canada and Concentration Camps

refugees onboard: This included more than 900 refugees onboard the MS St, according to Toronto Star. Louis in 1939, many of whom were killed in concentration camps after Cuba, the United States and Canada all refused to allow the passengers to disembark. Under that policy, Canada refused refuge to Jews fleeing the Nazis. The apology is long overdue. When countries like Canada closed their borders, they showed not only indifference to but also complicity in genocide. Canada's anti-Semitic hostility to Jewish refugees was an enormous moral, political, and legal failure. ( As reported in the news.