Irving Abella,Harold Troper's None is Too Many: Canada and the Jews of Europe, 1933-1948 PDF

By Irving Abella,Harold Troper

Winner of the nationwide Jewish e-book Award (Holocaust Category)

Winner of the Canadian ancient organization John A. Macdonald Prize

Featured in The Literary evaluate of Canada a hundred: Canada’s most vital Books

[This] is a narrative top summed up within the phrases of an nameless senior Canadian professional who, in the course of a rambling, off-the-record dialogue with newshounds in 1945, used to be requested what number Jews will be allowed into Canada after the warfare … ‘None,’ he stated, ‘is too many.’

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One of the main major experiences of Canadian background ever written, None is just too Many conclusively lays to leisure the comfy idea that Canada has continuously been an accepting and inviting society. Detailing the country’s refusal to provide relief, not to mention sanctuary, to Jews fleeing Nazi persecution among 1933 and 1948, it's an immensely bleak and discomfiting tale – and one who used to be principally unknown sooner than the book’s publication.

Irving Abella and Harold Troper’s retelling of this episode is a harrowing learn now not simply forgotten: its energy is such that, ‘a manuscript reproduction helped persuade Ron Atkey, Minister of Employment and Immigration in Joe Clark’s executive, to furnish 50,000 “boat humans” asylum in Canada in 1979, through the Southeast Asian refugee trouble’ (Robin Roger, The Literary evaluate of Canada). None is just too Many will certainly proceed to function a powerful reminder of the fragility of tolerance, even in a rustic the place it's held as considered one of our optimum values.

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