Re: World War II #holocaust


On Mon, Sep 19, 2022 at 12:33 PM, <shlasky@...> wrote:
In addition, many Americans were almost completely anti immigration believing in "replacement theory", which was new at that time.  Back then, replacement theory meant that white Protestants would be replaced by nonwhites and/or people of other faiths. 

According to Ken Burns' first episode in the currently running PBS documentary mentioned above, a lot of Americans thought that Jews were not "white."  This was also a time when Jews were not welcome at social and country clubs, some elite schools of higher education and other places. I remember Jews being unwelcome at local country clubs where I grew up in SC during the 1950s and 1960s. Later, they begged some to join.  
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC

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