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2018-11-07 14:16 House intervention / intervention en chambre

Germany, Judaism and Jews, Official apology, Refugees, Ship passengers, Statements by Members,

Allemagne, Antisémitisme, Déclarations de députés, Excuses officielles, Judaïsme et juifs, Passagers de navires, Réfugiés

Mr. Speaker, today, the Prime Minister will apologize on behalf of all Canadians for what happened to the passengers of the MS St. Louis in 1939, when 907 refugees, most of them Jewish, knocked at our door after being turned away by Cuba and the United States. Our response was famously recorded in the book by Irving Abella, None is Too Many. No one wanted to help them and this unfortunately helped validate the racism and anti-Semitism of that era. Following their unexpected return to European soil, more than one quarter of those refugees lost their lives in Nazi concentration camps. They died for two reasons: they were Jewish and they were turned away. The survivors and families of several survivors are here today for this historic moment. I sincerely hope that this lesson stays with us for a long, long time.

Monsieur le Président, aujourd'hui, le premier ministre présentera ses excuses au nom de tous les Canadiens pour ce qui est arrivé en 1939 aux passagers du MS Saint Louis, alors que 907 réfugiés, en grande majorité Juifs, ont cogné à notre porte, après avoir été rejetés par Cuba et par les États-Unis. À ce moment, notre réponse a été fameusement captée dans le livre d'Irving Abella, None is too many, ou « Aucun, c'est encore trop ». Puisque personne ne voulait les aider, cela a malheureusement contribué à valider le racisme et l'antisémitisme de cette époque. À la suite de leur retour imprévu en sol européen, plus du quart de ces réfugiés ont perdu la vie dans les camps de concentration nazis. Ils sont morts pour deux raisons: ils étaient Juifs et on leur a fermé la porte. Les survivants et les familles de plusieurs survivants seront présents aujourd'hui pour ce moment historique. Je garde l'espoir sincère que nous avons appris de cette leçon à long terme.

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Posted at 15:26 on November 07, 2018

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