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Trudeau’s apology

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Canada’s Justin Trudeau acted honourably this week when apologised over his country having turned away more than 900 Jews fleeing the Third Reich.

Speaking before Parliament, the Prime Minister referred specifically to the case of the MS St Louis which had set sail from Germany to Cuba in 1939; intending to proceed to its final destination of the US. Yet once in Havana, the authorities there only allowed some 28 of a total of 937 mainly Jewish passengers to disembark. The Cuban leadership and citizenry had feared what an influx of immigrants would do to an already fragile economy. And with one passenger having died during the voyage, the remaining 907 were then turned away by the Americans before the Canadians did the same.

Not everyone, however, is convinced by the apology given that it has come so........

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