Discrimination against jews in the U.S in WWII
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Overview

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In World War 2 (1939-1945) Jews had faced a lot of discrimination. Jews was not wanted into the United States. A few citizens had already lived here. There were only 21,000 Jewish citizens. They came to have some freedom. While Germany was taking over, what they would call their homeland. When the Jews came people would make fun of them due to what they looked like & would wear. Jobs did not want them. Signs were put up on public places they also didn’t want them. The United States thought that the Jews were going to blackmail them. Also the United States, had felt Jews were going to put them into the war. At that time the United States wanted to stay neutral & not have nothing to do with it while dealing with the Great Depression.

 

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Erica Benson's comment, February 9, 2014 12:45 PM
Next time add details about laws and quote documents or research.
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PRIMARY DOCUMENT #3 : United States of America Antisemitic Legacy

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This document tells me that the anti-Semitism has always been discriminated against. But during the holocaust it was just different. People felt as if they were blackmailing the United States. At this time the United States did not want to go into the War while they were still kind of dealing with the Great Depression. However, employment & housing were being biased to the Jews. Social clubs & other things were but more in a polite way. By the 1950’s the discrimination has gone down. But still not all the way gone.

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Erica Benson's comment, February 9, 2014 12:42 PM
Unfortunately, this is not a primary source. Need a document from WW2 (letter, interview, newspaper, legal document, photograph, etc).
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PRIMARY DOCUMENT #1 : The American Experience.America and the Holocaust.Program Description | PBS

PRIMARY DOCUMENT #1 : The American Experience.America and the Holocaust.Program Description | PBS | Discrimination against jews in the U.S in WWII | Scoop.it
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This document is telling me about a guy named Kurt Klein who was 17 in 1937. He is talking about His views & what he was trying to do. He left Germany & went to the United States so he wouldn’t have to deal with Hitler & all he was doing. He then planned on helping his parents get out of Germany as well. It says that majority of Americans was fearful of the immigrants and thought it would bring more problems to the Great depression. That is when the discrimination became worst. Nobody was willing to hire a Jew, signs were being made & a lot of places became restricted.

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Erica Benson's comment, February 9, 2014 12:41 PM
What kind of document is it? Where do his quotes come from?
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CONNECTION TO TODAY #2 : Jewish Population of the World | Jewish Virtual Library

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This chart shows the population of Jewish around the world. The chart tells the viewers the different places the Jews are from historic & today. Today life Most of the Jews live in Israel. The second place they stay is in the United States (about 5,454,000 Jews here of 2012). In Germany about only 119,000 Jews stay the leaving 0.9% there out of 15 other places listed. It relates to my topic because it seems that the discrimination level is going down.

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Erica Benson's comment, February 9, 2014 12:39 PM
Be careful, showing where people live is not necessarily an indicator of how much prejudice is left in the World or even the U.S.
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WEBSITE #3 : United States Policy Toward Jewish Refugees, 1941–1952

WEBSITE #3 : United States Policy Toward Jewish Refugees, 1941–1952 | Discrimination against jews in the U.S in WWII | Scoop.it
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   What I learned from this is the United States Policy. I really did not know that they were actually policies against them. It mentioned how they thought some Jews were actually trying to blackmail the United States. Then the policy talks about how it changed over time. Now there are a lot more Jews then who could of be admitted into the United States.

 

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Erica Benson's comment, February 9, 2014 12:37 PM
Why else did they create anti-immigration policies?
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Website #1: History of antisemitism in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

History of antisemitism in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Historians have long debated the extent of antisemitism in America's past and contrasted American antisemitism with its European counterpart. Earlier students of American Jewish life minimized the presence of antisemitism in the United States, which they viewed as a late and alien phenomenon on the American scene arising in the late 19th century.

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From this website I’ve learned quit a few things about the discrimination. One thing I learned is that Jews was not wanted here. Another thing I learned is that there were only 21,000 refugees allowed here. Then I learned that U.S targeted the immigrants mostly the Jews. There are a lot of things going on during these times.

 

 

 

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Erica Benson's comment, February 9, 2014 12:34 PM
Watch your spelling and grammar. Interesting details.
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Today life of Jews in U.S

 

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Today there are many more Jews living and welcomed into the United States. Jews take up about 2.1% of the United States population. A lot of Jews love it here. However a few are still discriminated against. I read a document that says a Jewish man was being discriminated against. The Jewish man was Wade Morris. Mr. Morris was not allowed to be apart of a Golf tournament because of who he was.Which is a Jew.  Not only have he been discriminated against but others as well. Any discrimination race, religion, sex, or handicap is wrong. No one should have to experience it. Jews had to suffer but they came out stronger!

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Erica Benson's comment, February 9, 2014 12:45 PM
Try not to make broad generalizing statements ("Jews love it here") when you don't provide evidence to prove it. Good to see you cited information from your research.
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PRIMARY SOURCE VOCABULARY LIST

Vocabulary

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Vocabulary Words used in Primary Documents:

 

 

 

Administration- The process of running a business or organization.

      She is our administrator.

 

Anti-Semitism- Hostility to or prejudice against Jews:

     Why are people Anti-Semitism

 

Aggravate- Make worse or more serious:

     The military seem to only make it aggravate at times.

 

Asylum- Protection granted by a nation to someone who left their native country:

    She wished for asylum.

 

Bureaucracy- Government in which most of the important decision are made by state:

    They use Bureaucracy while thinking hard.

 

Commodity- Raw material or primary agricultural product that can be bought & sold:

   That was commodity.

 

Consulate- The place or building in which consuls duties are carried out:

    They were in the consulate.

 

Immigrations- The action of coming to live permanently in a foreign county:

    Those immigrates had shortly came.


Propaganda- Chiefly information of a biased or misleading nature:

    Who all uses propaganda while writing a essay?

 

Rhetoric- The art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing:

  That was a Rhetoric question.

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Erica Benson's comment, February 9, 2014 12:41 PM
Well done.
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PRIMARY DOCUMENT #2 : Jews in America From the Mid-Twentieth Century through Today

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Jews in America from the Mid-Twentieth Century through today gives a lot of details about what was going on during the WWII. It tells the readers how Americans had a Low-opinion of Jews during the world War times. Then it tells us how the United States felt about the world war. After awhile entered it & ended it. But before this only certain amount of Jews was allowed in the United States anyways. Out of all the Americans only 21.2% of people felt there should be more Jews allowed. Jews later was admitted into the United States.

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Erica Benson's comment, February 9, 2014 12:48 PM
Great info, but this is a secondary source.
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CONNECTION TO TODAY #3 Current Connections Assignment

CONNECTION TO TODAY #3 Current Connections Assignment | Discrimination against jews in the U.S in WWII | Scoop.it
Current Event Article ANTI-DISCRIMINATION RALLY PLANNED AFTER EXCLUSION OF JEWISH GOLFER FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR FROM PGA GOLF TOURNAMENT - February 7, 2011 An anti-discrimination rally is planned Wednesday, February 9, 2011, from 9:00 to noon in front of Angeles
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Although some discriminations don’t exists does not mean all of it is gone. In this document it mentioned how Angeles National Golf Club in Sunland Cali, held a tournament. However in this tournament, Wade Morris wanted to participate.  It was a golf tournament. He was not able to because they claim he was a Jewish golfer. He then filled for a lawsuit (Complaint of Discrimination).  This happened February 9th of 2011.

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Erica Benson's comment, February 9, 2014 12:38 PM
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In this article, it mentions how Angeles National Golf Club in Sunland Cali, held a golf tournament. Wade Morris wanted to participate, however, he was not able to because they claim he was a Jewish golfer. He then filled for a lawsuit (Complaint of Discrimination). An anti-discrimination rally was then planned on February 9th of 2011.

 

Through this article I have read, I could make connections with what I had learnt for literature in Sec 2 last year. This event taking into consideration of racism against Jews (in this case of not letting one participate in a golf tournament) is related to the “Merchant of Venice” by Shakespeare. In this play, the Christians discriminated against the Jews. However, the Jews were equally the same, no more or less equal than Christians, just different ways of perceiving different things in life. Christians and Jews don’t really interact with each other in early Venice but in the Merchant of Venice, interaction between these two religious groups occurred when a Christian (Antonio) needs to borrow money from a Jew (Shylock). The interaction between Shylock and Antonio is just like this golf club not allowing a Jew to participate in the tournament. In this case, Antonio being the Golf Club/Tournament and Shylock being the Jewish Golfer simply just wanting to participate. It seems ridiculous that two different types of people can’t simply get along…

 

It is seen that the Jews, as well as, other ethnic groups, minorities, and females are strongly discriminated in this article. From my contextual knowledge, I learnt that Jews are hated for being a lazy and inferior race - but also for dominating the economy and taking over the world, thus they were discriminated by many. Well, I feel that there is a lot of discrimination and racism which exist in this world now. For example, discrimination among different races, different genders, different religions, the rich and the poor, and different reputations. Those are the few which I can see with my own eyes happening under the sun. Discrimination can cause lots of trouble, riots and turmoil in the country but still, some people insist to continue to discriminate other people who do not have the same ability than them. Don't we all love peace? Don't we all long for peace? Don't we all want the prevalence of peace in our own beloved country? So why practice discrimination when it cause lots and lots of unrest?

 

 The reason why we must not discriminate other people is because we are all humans. Different races should not be a reason to practice discrimination. Negros are humans right? Indians are human right? Caucasians are human right? So we are humans too, so why must we discriminate them even their skin color is different or their abilities are totally different than ours?

 

I feel that the government can launch some campaigns or activities during festive seasons to cultivate harmony between different races. From time to time, there should be some advertisements in televisions and radios to remind people about the importance of not discriminating anyone in the entire human race. Other than that, we can learn from history. This is quite useful because it can help us to recall what has happened in the past and consequently, teaches us not to repeat the same old mistakes which the people committed during the past. Parents should also teach their children not to discriminate other people.

 

 In conclusion, if there is no discrimination, unity comes in and peace pervades the world. Wars will also soon be extinct and everyone will live in harmony. As the saying goes, “United we stand, divided we fall.”

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CONNECTION TO TODAY #1 : Jewish Population in the United States, by State | Jewish Virtual Library

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What this document shows me is that the Jewish population in the states grew from overtime (1899-2012). On this chart it shows how most Jews stay in New York. Leaving the least to say in South Dakota. But there is a Jew in every state now. The Percentage overall is about 2.1% of Jews living in the United States of 2012.

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Erica Benson's comment, February 9, 2014 12:37 PM
Great information.
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WEBSITE #2 Jewish Life during the Holocaust

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What this short Citation taught me was the where about of the Jews. The Jews went many places. Some of those places was Canada, Palestine & the United States. Great numbers had left the Germany lands. They were trying to go to a place where they called home.

 

 

 

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Erica Benson's comment, February 9, 2014 12:35 PM
Reread your sentences, some of them need rewriting.