加拿大联邦政府就加拿大二战前拒绝接受犹太人难民船道歉

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    In 1939, the MS St. Louis left Germany carrying 907 Jewish passengers fleeing persecution by the Nazi regime. The ship was turned away from Cuba and the United States before a group of Canadians tried to convince Prime Minister King's government to let it dock in Halifax.

    The Canadian government heeded the anti-Semitic sentiment abroad at the time by severely restricting Jewish immigration. From 1933 to 1945, only about 5,000 Jewish refugees were accepted because of Canada's discriminatory 'none is too many' immigration policy.

    When Ottawa refused to let the MS St. Louis passengers disembark, the ship returned to Europe.

    About half the passengers were taken in by the U.K., the Netherlands, France and Belgium. About 500 of them ended up back in Germany, where 254 were killed in concentration and internment camps.

    'Their cries for help were left unanswered'
    "The story of the St. Louis and its passengers is no isolated incident," Trudeau added.

    "The Government of Canada was indifferent to the suffering of Jews long before the St. Louis ever set sail for Halifax, and sadly, long after it had returned to Europe."



    The prime minister went on to say the passengers of the MS St. Louis would have made Canada stronger but "their cries for help were left unanswered, for Canada deemed them unworthy of a home, and undeserving of our help."

    Trudeau said that Hitler, alone, did not seal the fate of the passengers of the MS St. Louis or the Jewish populations of Europe because for Canada "To harbour such hatred and indifference towards the refugees was to share in the moral responsibility for their deaths."

    The prime minister said that while decades have passed since the decision to turn away the MS St. Louis, the guilt or shame of rejecting the asylum seekers on that ship remains.

    'Aliens in their own land'
    "Today, I rise in this House of Commons to issue a long overdue apology to the Jewish refugees Canada turned away," Trudeau said.

    "We apologize to the 907 German Jews aboard the MS. St-Louis, as well as their families. We also apologize to others who paid the price of our inaction, whom we doomed to the ultimate horror of the death camps.

    "We used our laws to mask our anti-Semitism, our antipathy, our resentment. We are sorry for the callousness of Canada's response. And we are sorry for not apologizing sooner."

    Trudeau also apologized for letting anti-Semitism take root in Canada and for the way Canadians Jews were "meant to feel like strangers in their own homes, aliens in their own land.

    "Your country failed you. And for that, we are sorry."

    A persistent problem
    Trudeau went on to note that anti-Semitism continues to be a problem today in Canada. He said 17 per cent of all hate crimes target Canadian Jews — meaning the Jewish community experiences a far higher per-capita rate of hate crimes than any other group in Canada.

    "Discrimination and violence against Jewish people in Canada and around the world continues at an alarming rate," he said.

    "Less than two weeks ago, not too far from here, a gunman opened fire on worshippers at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, killing eleven people and wounding six others."


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    Jewish passengers of the MS St. Louis, a refugee ship turned away from Canada in 1939, returned to Europe to face Nazi persecution and the Holocaust. (cbc)

    The prime minister said that anti-Semitism and other forms of xenophobia have no place in Canada or the world, and that education is the the "most powerful tool against the ignorance and cruelty that fuelled the Holocaust."

    Trudeau said that in the wake of the Pittsburgh attack, Canadian Jews are understandably feeling vulnerable. He pledged to do more to protect Jewish places of worship.

    While the apology will not ease the pain for those who lost family members on the MS St. Louis, Trudeau said he hopes it will bring them some sense of peace.

    "More than 70 years ago, Canada turned its back on you," he said. "But today, Canadians pledge, now and forever — never again."

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    Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer taking part in the Canadian government's official apology for the 1939 decision to turn away the MS St. Louis and its 907 German Jewish passengers fleeing the Nazi Regime. 10:43

    "It is a sign of a healthy society to be able to look at history clearly and see both the light and the dark, to celebrate our achievements but to also mourn our failings," Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said.

    "There is no shame as a country in acknowledging shameful acts in our past. The real shame would be in forgetting them."

    Occasions like these help Canada strike a path for the future, the Conservative leader said, adding that Canadians should continue to stand up to acts of dehumanization that lead to atrocities.

    "Canada should have offered sanctuary of the passengers of the MS St. Louis. For our failure to do so then we stand with the government today in its apology," Scheer said. "Never again, must 'none be too many.'"


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    The NDP's Guy Caron taking part in the Canadian government's official apology for the 1939 decision to turn away the MS St. Louis and its 907 German Jewish passengers fleeing the Nazi Regime. 9:36

    "Two hundred and fifty four people who had boarded the MS St. Louis in the hopes of fleeing death ... could have been saved had Canada said, `Yes," `said NDP leader in the House of Commons Guy Caron. "Canada abandoned people who then became victims to Hitler and his hate.

    "The passengers of the MS St. Louis were fleeing anti-Semitism, unaware that anti-Semitism had crossed the ocean before them.

    "Intolerance has no place here, yesterday, today and tomorrow."

    The Bloc Quebecois' Mario Beaulieu also stood in the House to deliver comments in French before Green Party Leader Elizabeth May closed out the apology with her own statement.

    May said all Canadians bear the "stain of this crime." She noted that we would not understand it as well as we do without the work of historians Irving Abella and Harold Troper, who wrote the book None is Too Many about Canada's anti-Semitic policies during the Second World War and the plight of the MS St. Louis.


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    Green Party Leader Elizabeth May taking part in the Canadian government's official apology for the 1939 decision to turn away the MS St. Louis and its 907 German Jewish passengers fleeing the Nazi Regime. 7:19
     
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    就想知道,这种道歉有个蛋用。是政客没事干了吗?
     
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    对这种事,有两种观点。一种是,过去的事应由过去的价值观判断,没必要用现在的价值观为过去的事道歉。另一种是,为过去的事道歉,是为了着眼于现在,放眼于未来。
     
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    就是想告诉你:现在接受木族难民,应该跟接受犹太难民是一回事。
    不过,好像犹太并没有说异教徒该杀,女性该奴,所以还是风险不一样。
     
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    就是想告诉你:现在接受木族难民,应该跟接受犹太难民是一回事。

    不过,好像犹太并没有说异教徒该杀,女性该奴,所以还是风险不一样。

    另外,对土豆来说,是个竞选策略。他搞别的事搞不好,搞这种道歉的事情,能办好。还不是都是为了选票
     
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    那为华人的人头税道歉你觉得多余不?我觉得特别到位特别必要,一点不多余。
    以史为鉴,不能再犯同样的错误。太有必要了。
     
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    知耻近乎勇
     
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    我也支持。 中国共产党你听见了么 看见了么?

    村长点赞需要支持 不过一说到中国共产党马上就变了个脸。
     
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    中国共产党和他的党员们这是得多不要脸还能继续视而不见呢。
     
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    这代表政府对以前没有开放收留难民而道歉,再来就是公开宣布加拿大现在未来会收留难民。
     
  12. balladmonger

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    不知道将来会不会因为收留难民再次道歉,就比如德国就快了。。。
     
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    政治秀而已。
     

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