Wednesday, 24 April 2013

S.S St.Louis

This documentary on the S.S St.Louis ship in the 1930's show how unhelpful Canada was in world war 2 to the Jewish and were only thinking of themselves. It shows how desperate the people on the ship were and how they would've went anywhere to be save. The fact that a passenger would rather kill himself that go back to Europe shows how bad it was over there for them. Canada was lead on fear at this time. They didn't let the Jews into Canada because they were afraid of what would happen if they did. This shows that Canada wasn't a very strong country at this time. More than half the people ended up dying when they got back to Europe. That could have been prevented if Canada or any other country's had taken in the Jewish people and weren't so scared of what would happen if they would've taken them in. The fact that Canada also didn't allows Jewish refugees to come into Canada for two years also shows that they were scared of what would happen. Canada could have definitely taken some of the Jews in to the country to help them survive.

1 comment:

  1. You are right that Canada was unhelpful. Have we improved upon this negative characteristic? What was Canada afraid would happen if Jewish refugees were admitted?