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Washington - Holocaust Museum Expresses Concern On Syrian Refugee Crisis

Published on: January 31, 2017 11:50 PM
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Washington - The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is expressing concern about the United States’ response to the global refugee crisis, citing the consequences to millions of Jews who were unable to flee Nazism.

The museum said in a statement Tuesday that in the 1930s and 1940s, the United States and many other countries refused to admit Jewish refugees from Nazism.

The statement says anti-Semitic attitudes and national security fears were among the reasons for turning away Jewish refugees.

The museum says there are legitimate refugees fleeing Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime and genocidal acts by the Islamic State group.

The museum’s statement comes after President Donald Trump’s immigration order temporarily suspending all immigration for citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries. Its statement urged that U.S. policy should address security concerns while protecting legitimate refugees.



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 Feb 01, 2017 at 05:53 AM ChaimAharon Says:

"there are legitimate refugees fleeing Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime and genocidal acts by the Islamic State group"
That is exactly what Trump is trying to do: To weed out the potential terrorists so that only "legitimate refugees" are allowed in.

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 Feb 01, 2017 at 07:38 AM Chaim Eliezer Says:

German Jews had no problem immigrating under the 1920's German quota, which favored Western European nations and was not filled until 1939. Even open Communists such as Brecht and Marcuse were let in. 72% of German Jewry escaped before it became impossible, including 83% of all the young people. Unfortunately most chose safe destinations such as France, Belgium and the Netherlands rather than England or the US.

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 Feb 01, 2017 at 08:37 AM Anonymous Says:

You need a lesson in purpose of your existence better worry that Jews don't have the foggiest idea what Birkenau, Majdanek and Treblinka are

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 Feb 01, 2017 at 09:07 AM Abramowitz Says:

I think that the Jewish organizations should keep their collective noses, out of the problem of Arab and Muslim immigration and/or travel to the USA. First of all, the travel ban should have been enacted over fifteen years ago, after 9/11/01. Secondly, the Arab and Muslim countries could care less about the plight of the Jews in the world. Many Arab and Muslim countries are hostile not only to Israel, but to Jews throughout the world. There were nearly one million Jewish refugees thrown out of Arab countries; their property was confiscated. Many were imprisoned, tortured, and murdered. The whole world, and especially the Arab and Muslim countries didn't care about their plight. To this date, the Sephardic Jews have never been compensated by those various countries (i.e. Syria and Iraq), for what occurred. Therefore, we should not worry about them. Incidentally, if those same Jewish organizations keep taking collective swipes at Trump, he will swipe back at them. I remember a few years ago, that there was an elephant in a zoo in Honolulu, who had been abused for years by his trainer. Finally, one day the elephant went on a rampage, and got even with his trainer, as well as others.

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 Feb 01, 2017 at 09:48 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
Chaim Eliezer Says:

German Jews had no problem immigrating under the 1920's German quota, which favored Western European nations and was not filled until 1939. Even open Communists such as Brecht and Marcuse were let in. 72% of German Jewry escaped before it became impossible, including 83% of all the young people. Unfortunately most chose safe destinations such as France, Belgium and the Netherlands rather than England or the US.

the majority of jewish immigration came from russia

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 Feb 01, 2017 at 10:15 AM Anonymous Says:

What do they suggest Trump should do to protect America from terrorists who are destroying Muslim countries and want to destroy America as well?

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 Feb 01, 2017 at 01:38 PM Anonymous Says:

ask anybody in any European or other country if they like America. Their answer will be they hate us. Now they want to come here. Troublemakers all.
The jews who tried to escape the Nazis were not violent and yet were not allowed into this country. It's always open season on us.

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