On this episode, we focused on the anti-Jewish immigration laws passed during the 1920s and 1930s & how they relate to the present.
We spoke with Syed Hussan (a migrant justice organizer in Toronto) about the Canadian government’s upcoming apology for turning away Jews fleeing the Nazis, and how this fits into Canada’s immigration history. We also spoke with Libby Garland (author of ‘After They Closed the Gates: Jewish Illegal Immigration to the United States, 1921-1965’) about how the history of unauthorized Jewish migration can help us better understand the current moment.
Interview with Syed Hussan
Interview with Libby Garland