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At the war's end, there were 250,000 displaced Jewish refugees in Europe, among them many war orphans. There were very few immigration choices open to these survivors. Most had no homes to return to and there were few countries willing to admit them.

Despite the refugee crisis, western nations were slow to change their restrictive wartime immigration policies. Canada's policies reflected an earlier agricultural vision of Canada and were used as a way of keeping out undesirable or "non-assimilable racial groups" of immigrants.      more... »
A person who comes to a new country to live as a permanent resident.
Someone of the Hebrew or Jewish people. Someone who is either born or converts to Judaism, which is the religion, philosophy and way of life of the Jewish People.
Someone who flees their country of origin because of a well-founded fear of persecution due to race, religion, nationality, membership in a social or political group.