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Canadian government to apologize for turning away Jewish refugees in 1939

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the Canadian government will formally apologize for turning away a ship full of Jewish refugees who had fled Nazi Germany.

“When Canada denied asylum to the 907 German Jews on board the MS St. Louis, we failed not only those passengers, but also their descendants and community,” Trudeau said in a statement.

In May 1939, the ship set sail from Hamburg, Germany. Even though they had Cuba landing certificates, Cuban authorities refused to let them disembark. The ship then headed toward the United States, but was denied entry there, too. The ship ultimately returned to Europe and most of the passengers ended up back in the hands of the Nazis. About a quarter of those on board died in the Holocaust.

“An apology in the House of Commons will not rewrite this shameful chapter of our history,” Trudeau said. “It will not bring back those who perished or repair the lives shattered by tragedy. But it is our collective responsibility to acknowledge this difficult truth, learn from this story, and continue to fight against anti-Semitism every day, as we give meaning to the solemn vow: ‘Never again.’ I look forward to offering this apology on the floor of the House.”

The U.S. officially apologized in 2012.

In California, campaign robocall refers to Dianne Feinstein as ‘traitorous’ Jew

A robocall against California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein used anti-Semitic slurs and urged listeners to support the campaign of her neo-Nazi challenger.

Patrick Little, who is running as a Republican, is polling at 18 percent behind Feinstein, a Democrat who has served more than four terms in the Senate. Feinstein is polling at 39 percent in the race, which will pit the top two vote-getters in the June 5 primary against each other in the general election in November. Mainstream Republicans have not put up a serious challenge in what is considered a safe seat for a Democrat.

“To rid America of the traitorous Jews like Dianne Feinstein, vote for Patrick Little for U.S. Senator for California,” the 90-second call said. “He’s a patriot, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and he’s vowed to end Jewish control over America, starting with Diane Feinstein, an Israeli citizen pretending to be an American while she takes our money for her real country, Israel, and kills our children for it, too.”

The call continues: “He’s going to get rid of all the nation-wrecking Jews from our country.”

Little told the San Francisco Chronicle that he was not aware of the existence of the call. He did not renounce its message, however, telling the newspaper: “Show me


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