[Marxism] The myth of Saint FDR continues to bite the dust - didn't help German Jews trying to escape Nazis
dmozart1756 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 23 10:41:56 MST 2019
and let's not forget imprisoning 120,000 Japanese-Americans during WW
2 but not German or Italian-Americans!
>> clip - In reality, there were many avenues for U.S. action that would not
>> have interfered with the war effort. For example, refugees could have been
>> transported to the United States on Liberty troop-supply ships that were
>> returning empty from Europe. The escapees could have been granted temporary
>> haven to in U.S. territories such as the Virgin Islands.
>> Alternatively, many refugees could have been admitted to the U.S. within
>> the existing immigration laws. Some 190,000 quota places from Germany and
>> Axis- occupied countries sat unused during the Holocaust years, because the
>> Roosevelt administration deliberately suppressed immigration below the
>> levels permitted by law. The strategy for suppression was simple: “postpone
>> and postpone and postpone the granting of the visas,” as Assistant
>> Secretary of State Breckinridge Long explained to his colleagues.
>> In short, the problem was not that rescue was impossible. The real
>> problem was the attitude that prevailed in FDR’s White House and State
>> Department. If there had been a will to rescue, ways could have been found.
>> full article - https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/170942
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