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Jewish Immigration to Canada 1939- 1946
Transcript of Jewish Immigration to Canada 1939- 1946
Aboard the St.Louis-ship by Maliha, Nour & Muna
On May 15 1939 St. Louis-steamship carrying 907 German Jews refugees fleeing Nazi Germany, set sail from:
Hamburg Germany for Havana Cuba but they declined entrance.
They decided to leave foe the following reasons
Why did the Jews decide to move to Canada?
Nazis sponsored boycott of Jewish owned stores
Jews had a strict curfews
Prohibited Jews from entering designated crews
When general food rationing began, Jews received reduced rations.
Limited time periods in which Jews could purchase food and other supplies.
Were separated from other Germans in terms of schools stores
They were discriminated.
Hitler and his party discrimanteted the jews by
What were the factors influencing their immigration?
The captain of the St. Louis wanted to find a country that willingly accept the jews on the western part of the world. All countries declined except Canada, they accepted only 2% of the 907 on the steam ship. The rest was sent back to Europe, where they were sent to concentration camps where most of them died
Mackenzie King ignored the protests of Canadian Jewish organizations of letting Jewish refugees immigrate to Canada saying it was not a "Canadian problem"
Fredrick Charles Blair , the director of the Immigration Branch of the Department of Mines and Resources quoted saying:
"No Country could open its doors wide enough to take in the hundredth of thousands of Jews who want to leave Europe, the line must be drawn somewhere"
How has canadian immigration policy impacted this group?
On the st. Louis, Canada allowed a very small percentage to the best of there ability. Canada took in two percent of the 907 jewish refugees admitted in the country. They did not take in a lot of jewish refugees due to the fact that increasing the population of Canada would mean more competition for jobs and resources. This was the time of the great depression when the economy was failing.However, the Jews had no where else to go because they were being persecution.
What Criteria (points system, refugee status, etc) enabled the Jews to immigrate to Canada
What obstacles did the Jew's face in Canada?
-In 1930 the Canadian government responded with the unemployment of many Jews because of the beginning of The Depression by imposing severe restrictions on immigration.
How do their quality of life improve with immigration to Canada?
After the World War II in the late 1940s about 40,000 Jewish people survived the Holocaust and arrived to Canada. When they came the Jews quality of life improved with their immigration to Canada in a positive way. They came out to Canada for several reasons like:
•They were seeking a peaceful society/country
•They were looking for a society/country where they can rebuild better lives
•Also there were some of the Jewish people who move to Canada simply because they had relatives in the country.
A reason to why they came, is that they received more rights in Canada, along with the fact that they allowed to practice their religion.
Examine how their immigration has impacted the Canadian Francophone and Aboriginal people?
The Jewish immigration most definitely impacted the Canadian Francophone and Aboriginal people. There were debates with both the French and British people in Montreal against the Jews about the Catholic religious school and over Sunday-closing legislation. There were hostility toward the Jews.
In this Presentation, We will be talking about Jewish immigration between the years 1930-1947
In the 1930's the great depression affected the economy of Canada and the U.S.A
1939-1945 is the time period of WW2
1946 and 1947 is after the war when most immigration to Canada occurred.
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