The Holocaust And The Holocaust

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If a death is preventable and one fails to prevent its occurrence, is he at fault? During and after the Holocaust, citizens of the United States pondered this question in the context of Jewish refugees murdered in Nazi Germany; ultimately, citizens remember this tragic genocide and promise it will not happen again under any circumstances, not only in America, but in other nations as well. Since the Holocaust, leaders and lawmakers in the United States have analyzed the causes that led to this event and designed laws and documents to prevent such an infraction of human rights from happening again. The long-lasting effects of the Holocaust, which expose the dangers of America’s isolation and conservative immigration policies, contribute to the liberalization of American immigration and increased worldwide instances of United States humanitarian intervention. From the time of the Articles of Confederation to the time of World War One, the United States remained predominantly isolated from nations outside of North America, notably in Asia and Europe. This practice of isolation later correlated with discriminatory immigration policies. For instance, the Johnson-Reed Immigration Act of 1924 placed a quota on immigrants from the Eastern hemisphere based on their country of origin (Immigration Act). This directly affected the safety of Jewish Europeans during the Holocaust, as United States immigration policies, which generated long waiting periods, restricted Jews from Germany
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