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    • victornz
    • 12.04.10 | 08:06 (IDT)

    A few facts about the 1930s and 1940s. Although the UK puts severe limitations on immigration to Palestine with its 1939 White paper, the quota for legal entry was never actually used up. So there would probably have been no greater number of legal migrants without the White Paper. Secondly, a very high percentage of German and Austrian Jews managed to find foreign refuge between 1933 and 1939. A problem was that many of them went to countries which were subsequently taken over by Hitler, e.g. Czechoslovakia, Holland, France. The family of Anne Frank were in this category. Thirdly, as Britain moved to curb immigration to Palestine, it opened up immigration into the UK itself. This wasn't just a case of the Kindertransporten. By September 1939, more than 20% of German, Austrian and Czech Jewry had British entry visas. More to come....

    from the article: The Arab position on the Holocaust
    First published 01:09 11.04.10 | Last updated 04:08 11.04.10
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