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Canada formally apologizes for turning away 907 Jewish refugees on the St. Louis in 1939

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(JTA) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formally apologized for the government’s decision in 1939 to turn away a ship full of Jewish refugees who had escaped Nazi Germany. “Today I rise to issue a long-overdue apology to the Jewish refugees Canada turned away,” Trudeau said Wednesday in a speech to Parliament Canada denied asylum to the...
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