Monday, January 6, 2014

Behind the Page... International Reaction to Kristallnacht

As seen in this newspaper headline from the time, the international community was very aware of the persecution of Jews in Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia. Great Britain responded by allowing 10,000 Jewish children from Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia to immigrate to the UK (known as the Kindertransports). The USA decided it would be wrong to separate Jewish children from their families and refused to welcome these children. A shameful moment in American History.

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