World War II (1939-1945)

No, Trump's travel ban is not like the U.S. turning away the St. Louis refugees in 1939

No, Trump's travel ban is not like the U.S. turning away the St. Louis refugees in 1939

To the editor: I found the op-ed article by Zev Yaroslavsky and Salam Al-Marayati, comparing the president’s travel ban with the United States’ and other countries’ refusal to admit Jewish refugees before World War II, to be both absurd and offensive. (“A Muslim and a Jew urge the Supreme Court to strike down the Muslim ban,” July 10)

Likening the refusal to allow the 900 German Jews aboard the St. Louis entry to the U.S. in 1939 to barring people from six predominately Muslim countries is a new and despicable version of apples and...

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