Anti-Semitism in America

Even though now we think that America is the country that always interferes with foreign country affairs. Back in the 1940’s this wasn’t the case. America had a strict isolation policy when it came to immigrants. And while immigrants were allowed to enter the states, the government had a ward on certain peoples entering.

America at the time had a strong anti-Semitism feel across the country. What with such groups as the Ku Klux Klan and other prejudice laws were still in effect in the government. While the Roosevelt administration and public opinion expressed concern about the fare of Jews in Europe, they consistently refused to permit immigration of Jewish refugees. According to David S. Wyman, the current chairman of the Institute for holocaust studies in Washington DC, “The United States and its Allies were willing to attempt almost nothing to save the Jews.”

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