Account with Photographs of Holocaust Victims Who Were Denied Refuge in the US Is Going Viral on Twitter

The authors dedicated the account to refugees whom the US didn't let into their territory in 1939.

The author of the account, which was registered on Twitter several days ago, publishes photographs of Holocaust victims with comments on their behalf, Mashable writes. The photographs depict European refugees of Jewish origin whom in 1939 the US did not take in, which resulted in many of them dying due to the anti-Semitic policies of the Nazi Germany.

“My name is Werner Stein. The US turned me away at the border in 1939. I was murdered in Auschwitz,” one of the captions says.

The limitations which resulted in these people, passengers of St. Louis, being denied refuge in the US were introduced back in 1924. Then, one of the laws banned taking in of refugees almost entirely. This was a reaction to the wave of unrestricted immigration in late 19th and early 20th century.

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