Canada should apologize for turning away the MS St. Louis
By Shimon Koffler FogelMay. 7, 2018
Accepting responsibility for rejecting hundreds of Jewish refugees in 1939 would demonstrate that Canada will never again remain indifferent in the face of genocide.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should issue an apology on behalf of Canada's government for turning away the MS St. Louis and dooming hundreds of Jewish refugees, writes Shimon Fogel. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
It takes strength of character for a country to acknowledge its past mistakes. When we make a sincere effort to address the times we failed to uphold our ideals, we are more likely to stand for what is right in the future.
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