Righting Canada's Wrongs: Anti-Semitism and the MS St. Louis: Canada's Anti-Semitic Policies in the Twentieth Century

The resource discusses the history of Jewish immigrants in Canada prior to World War II and then explores a dark moment in Canada’s history when Jewish immigrants fleeing racism and brutality of Nazi Germany boarded the MS St. Louis, hoping to find safety in North America, but they were turned away by Canada and had to return to Europe where many died. The author outlines how Canada’s immigration policy changed after the war ended, and Prime Minister’s Trudeau’s 2018 apology to the remaining passengers. Engaging text and photographs, timeline, glossary, and linked videos allow students to explore this topic and apply the information to inquiry-based questions and essay writing.
Jewish history
World War II
immigration
Author/Publisher/Website
Arato, R.
Primary Identifier
9781459415669
Subject
Social Studies