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Canada's Stance on the Jewish People

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Alexa Leigh

on 2 December 2016

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Transcript of Canada's Stance on the Jewish People

Prime Minister King.
At the time of world war II, the Canadian Prime Minister worried about the Jewish Immigration polluting Canada's bloodstem. He did not alllow Jewish people into Canada during this time period.
Jews and Jobs
During the depression and World War II, the Jews were not hired in any industries and educational institutions discriminated against them. Jewish Canadians had to hide their identity to find jobs in the 20s and 30s.
Jews and the War.
Although Jewish people had lots of discrimination against them, 17,000 Jewish Canadians responded to the war.
Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King
Public response to Jews
Many Canadains believe that Jews did not fit the conept of what a canadian should be. Lots of clubs, resorts and beaches were off limits to Jews. Signs were put up like "No Jews or Dogs Allowed' and "Christians Only".
Canada's Stance on the Jewish People
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