The Struggle Of Jewish Displaced Persons Essay

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This essay examines the struggle that Jewish displaced persons had to endure in Canada. When the Nazi party came to power in 1933, the Jewish suffered horrific conditions not only in Europe, but also when they escaped and found refuge in other countries. Specifically in Canada, many societal models demonstrated anti-Semitism. As a result, Canada rejected most Jewish displaced persons and those who were accepted found it challenging to survive.

After the Nazi Party gained power over Germany, Hitler, who was still resentful after Germany’s loss in World War I, began to educate the German public about the dangers the Jews posed to the Aryan Race. His views on Jewish people were that they were the cause for the loss and if he were to win future wars, the Jewish population needed to be eliminated. He gradually worked towards his goal by permitting the terrorization of Jews and enforcing anti-Jewish attitudes. As a result, anti-Semitism circulated quickly, through education and propaganda. On the 22nd of March, 1933 the Nazi regime began to construct what soon will be many of its concentration camps, the first of which was located in Dachau. Matters became worse when the Nazi’s carried out its first national boycott of Jewish-owned businesses and other anti-Semitism displays such as public burnings of books written by Jews. Eventually, in 1935, the Nuremberg Law was created – a law depriving Jews of German citizenship and prohibiting marriages between Jews and Germans. By…

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