What is revealed about Canada at this time?
The image above shows the SS St. Louis ship with Jewish refugees on board. The Jews fled from Germany to Cuba in hope of equality and justice. However, when they arrived in Cuba they were not welcomed. The Jews had only one place else to go, Canada, they heard that Canadians were just people and they could be free.
During the 1930's Canada was a very discriminating country. The Germans despised the Jews and blamed them for their country's economic decrease. The Jewish left Germany with the "hope that they would get into a country that would accept them" (When Canada Said No: The Abandoned Jews of the MS St. Louis). After their long journey they were
discriminated and were unwelcome by the English Canadians. There were news reports that Jewish shops
were being vandalized in Brantford Ontario and this proves that Christian English Canadians were
discriminating the Jewish. The English Canadians told the Jewish to become Christians, therefore, this also proves
segregation, because Canadians were Christians and the Jews had a different religion and, to be accepted they
would have to become Christians. To conclude, we very much discriminated the Jewish refugees by
our actions towards them, and this was a very shameful time for Canada