Theu.s During The Holocaust : A Model Of Democracy, Success And Freedom

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The U.S during the Holocaust was considered one of the most powerful nations in the world, economically, politically and socially, America was a model of democracy, success and freedom. During the Holocaust in the U.S more than half of all immigrants in the United States were Jewish, most of them refugees from Europe. In 1941, 45% of all immigrants to the United States were Jewish and in the U.S. the rescue of Jews and others, targeted by Nazi Germany was not a priority for the U.S. during World War II, therefore U.S. State Department policies made it very difficult for refugees to obtain entry. Even today the U.S. is still hesitant to letting Syrian refugees into the U.S. We would do anything to keep our country and our families safe.
Today the White House says the U.S. is preparing to accept at least 10,000 Syrian refugees in the next year, which will hopefully begin October 1. The Syrians can 't go back to where they come from because their houses are destroyed and they have no shelter. The U.S. today is hesitant to let the refugees into our country because they don’t know if they could be part of a terrorist group, therefore the Americans during the Holocaust didn’t want to let the Jews into the country because they were imaged as bad people. Yet Americans during the Holocaust did not interfere with what was happening in Germany because if America decided to do so, in response we would have also become the main target because we let the Germans into America. After all we…

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