Sunday, 29 January 2017

Closing the US borders 1939, 2017

In 1939, my father's American cousin, Olga, (who I met several times) applied to the US to get her uncle out of France before the Nazis invaded. I discovered this online. There is no information on whether she succeeded. As he (and his wife and brother) didn't go to the US I suspect (but can't prove) that he was turned down. Her uncle (ie my father's uncle) was deported to Auschwitz.

in 2017 Trump is closing the borders to people who are at as great a risk of death as my father's uncle.