This Day in Jewish History 1938: Nations Discuss Jewish Refugees, Get Nowhere, but Then They Hadn't Planned To

It was 1938, Germany had occupied Austria and the world realized the Jews had a problem. But there was so little intent to take action that the U.S. didn't even send official reps to the Evian talks.

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On July 6, 1938, representatives of 32 nations and some 60 organizations convened in Evian-les-bains, on the French shore of Lake Geneva, to discuss the growing problem of Jewish refugees from the German...