Trudeau set to issue apology for 1939 refusal of ship of Jewish refugees

Trudeau set to issue apology for 1939 refusal of ship of Jewish refugees

OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will issue an official government apology today for what he will call the country’s moral failure when Canada closed its doors to Jewish refugees during the Holocaust.

The apology is months in the making and will focus on the decision by the government of William Lyon Mackenzie King in 1939 to reject an asylum request from more than 900 German Jews aboard an ocean liner that was nearing Halifax.

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2018/11/07/trudeau-set-to-issue-apology-for-1939-refusal-of-ship-of-jewish-refugees.html

Comments

internationalfreepress