What we can learn from the experiences of refugees before, during and after the Holocaust

February 20, 2017

 

JCORE and AJR blogged on the refugee crisis, the support refugees website and what we can learn from the experiences of refugees before, during and after the Holocaust – for today

 

“I beg to move, that this House notes with profound concern the deplorable treatment suffered by certain racial, religious and political minorities [in Europe], and, in view of the growing gravity of the refugee problem would welcome an immediate concerted effort amongst the nations, including the United States of America, to secure a common policy.”

 

Although the circumstances surrounding the current refugee crisis are notably different to the persecution the Jewish people of Europe endured under the Nazis before and during the Holocaust, the words of British Parliamentarian Philip Noel Baker echo loudly from the debate he instigated in Parliament in November 1938 in response to the barbarism of Kristallnacht.

 

Read the rest of this article on the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance blog:

 

https://holocaustremembrance.blog/2017/02/20/support-refugees/ 

 

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