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State Dept. Apologizes for Turning Away Jews in WWII (VIDEO)

By Jspace Staff on 9/27/2012 at 11:17 AM

Categories: United States, History

The State Department issued an official apology to passengers of the MS St. Louis, a German steamer carrying nearly 1,000 Jewish refugees that were denied entry into the US 73 years ago.

A ceremony was held to remember those passengers, who were turned away from Cuba, America and Canada in 1939. The ship was forced back to Germany, where one-third of the refugees perished at Auschwitz.

The State Department ceremony was attended by 200 guests, including 30 Holocaust survivors. Survivors from the St. Louis were in attendance as well, sharing their story firsthand to an audience that included Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns, Foreign Service Director General Linda Thomas-Greenfield, and Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, Hannah Rosenthal.

As part of the ceremony a play was presented, “The Trial of FDR,” which depicts the tough choices the US made during World War II. The play is expected to perform across America as an educational tool.

Comments

Chauncey Freeman
Chauncey Freeman 9/27/2012 at 4:15pm
Imagine if it were George Bush instead of St. FDR who had turned the Jews away and killed the 1933 anti-lynching bill? Do you think this article might be replete with mention of his party affiliation (mention of FDR's Jew hating democrat party conspicuously absent here) and do you think it would frame GWB's turning away the boat and turning a blind eye to the holocaust as "a tough choice"?

Neo-iberalism is a dangerous mental disorder and revisionist history even more dangerous. It is amazing how much leftist Jews are willing to sweep under the rug so long as their beloved politicians were and are pro-Marxist/Bolshevik.

The timing of this event (long, long overdue) just before the election is a cheap and obvious attempt to curry favor with the Jewish community who the Clinton/Obama State Dept. has thrown to the wolves again and again, keeping the not so secret democrat tradition of soft bigotry alive and well. Disgusting.