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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 The Evian conference 150,000 Jews were leaving Germany as refuges and had no real place to go. Americans were afraid they wouldn't have room in the job market for the Jewish people The issue JULY 6-15, 1938REFUGEE CONFERENCE IN EVIANDelegates from 32 countries and representatives from relief organizations meet in Evian-les-Bains, a spa town in France, to discuss the German-Jewish refugees. The United States encourages all countries to find a long-term solution to the problem. However, the United States and other countries are unwilling to ease their immigration restrictions. Most countries fear that an increase of refugees will cause further economic hardships. The conference ends a week later. With the exception of the tiny Dominican Republic, no country is willing to accept more refugees. One result of the conference is the establishment of the Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees (ICR), which will continue to work on the refugee problem. FEBRUARY 9, 1939 LIMITED REFUGEE BILL PROPOSED IN US CONGRESSThe Wagner-Rogers refugee aid bill is introduced in the United States Senate by Senator Robert F. Wagner (D-New York). This bill calls for the admission to the United States of 20,000 German refugee children under the age of 14 over the next two years, in addition to immigration normally permitted. The bill will be introduced in the House of Representatives by Representative Edith Nourse Rogers (R-Massachusetts) five days later. Facts Germany was surprised that countries who were so concerned about the Jewish well being was so hesitant to accept them. The British placed Jewish refugees escaping into Palestine into housing camps 90,000 refugees escaped into the United States 83,000 refugees escaped into South America 15 to 18,000 escaped into Shanghai The result; the turned down refugees had died where as those who did escape, barely escaped death.
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