Title

'Children in Europe Are Europe's Problem!'

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Abstract

Prof. Slayton examines the anti-immigration attitudes in the 1930s, as the country recovered from the Great Depression but before the worst of the horrors of World War II. These attitudes--and immigration legislation--began to change after Kristallnacht, but nativism and other oppositions, backed by national doubt and disillusion, kept the US from doing all it could to help the Jews trapped in Germany.

Comments

This article was originally published in Commentary, volume 138, issue 3, in 2014.

Copyright

Commentary Magazine