CANADA APOLOGIZES …
Re Canada Apologizes For Refusing Jewish Refugee Ship During Holocaust (Nov. 8): The two most important elements of an apology are its sincerity and its timeliness. The sincerity of the apology to Canadian Jewry is tarnished by its lengthy delay. The question Canadians must reflect on: Why did the government wait so very long to deliver its apology? Aaron Caplan
Toronto I could have been on that boat except I was in hiding from the Nazis in Hungary. I was nine years old. There is no forgiveness! Judith Hajdu
Canada has now formally apologized for turning away the MS St. Louis, carrying 907 Jewish refugees in 1939.
Eventually, 254 of those refugees were killed in German occupied countries. But, as the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum confirms, “Of the 288 passengers admitted by Great Britain, all survived World War II save one, who was killed during an air raid in 1940.”
This always needs to be more than implied: Refugees taken into asylum countries tend to survive. Shea Hoffmitz
People keep saying never again, but what are they doing to stop new genocides beginning around the world? Barbi Lazarus