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Picture of the S.S. St. Louis. This was the ship that was carrying almost 1000 Jews, who had managed to escape Europe. As they were sailing to North America they thought they would be free. Upon arrival, the Canadian, American, and Cuban Government denied access to the country. So they had to sail all the way back to Europe were they were captured. This effected all the Jewish people on board, as well as it shows that Canada was not always so accepting as it is today.

This picture dated June 1939 shows the M.S. St. Louis in Havana, Cuba. The St. Louis carried 930 Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany to Cuba where all but 22 denied landing. After being refused refuge in the U.S., the ship returned to Europe where the refugees were scattered in Great Britain, Belgium, France and the Netherlands. Many of the passengers who were not in Britain were ultimately rounded up and sent to concentration camps.

Bert and Anna Bochove hid 37 Jews in their pharmacy at Huizen, an Amsterdam suburb. During the Holocaust and WWII the family hid, fed and provided for the Jews that they were hiding and their actions were noticed as the couple were named "Righteous Among the Nations." Actions like these showed that Despite the fact that Europeans did join Germany in the murder of Jews, showed that individuals all around Europe also risked their lives to help Jews.

Valaida Snow (1903-1956) Black female trumpeter, leader of all girl band. While touring in Europe captured by the nazi's and detained in concentration camp for two years.

Iskowitz, Gershon (1921-1988) - 1941 Action (National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Tsar Boris III - Under King Boris III, Bulgaria was the only nation in Europe to save its entire Jewish population during the Holocaust. Boris was one of the few world leaders who defied Hitler face to face during the war, refusing multiple times to deliver his Jewish citizens beyond the borders of his kingdom.

Allied authorities required local farmers to drive their loaded carts through the town of Dachau while residents were made to watch.

Three little Roma (Gypsy) boys comfort one another in front of a unit of German soldiers. The location and date are unknown, possibly France or Poland. The image was most likely taken during a deportation round up to a concentration camp or ghetto. The genocide of Gypsies during the war is called the Porajmos, which means the “devouring” or the ”destruction" in the Romani language. Unknown date and location (possibly France or Poland). Europe. Circa 1940-1944.

This is a picture post Pearl Harbour. They were sent to Internment camps by the United States and also Canadian Governments. This is a primary source as it was taken from the perspective of a bystander. The internment of Japanese Canadians and Japanese Americans, changed how things like that are looked at today, as well as it practically ruined the lives of most of the Japanese people involved, as post war, they had nothing.

Man carrying a sandwich board sign for a restaurant in Paris with an anti-semitic advertisement, 1940 (b/w photo). Sign reads: "German dishes, good prices, and Aryan ownership" - and forbids Jews from the restaurant premises