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

Arato, R.
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.
Social Studies
  • 5-12