During the Great Depression, why did countries not welcome Jews trying to leave Germany and Austria?

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The idea that would be most correct is that of jobs being scarce and so a combination of anti-semitism and protectionism helped to stoke the fires of anti immigration and anti semitic groups.  This in turn led to political pressure to tighten immigration quotas in the name of protecting jobs...

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The idea that would be most correct is that of jobs being scarce and so a combination of anti-semitism and protectionism helped to stoke the fires of anti immigration and anti semitic groups.  This in turn led to political pressure to tighten immigration quotas in the name of protecting jobs but of course quotas were based on formulas that favored immigration from northern european countries and from ethnic groups that did not include Jews.

Sometimes in the intense focus on the atrocities of the Holocaust, we lose track of the fact that anti-semitism was rampant throughout much of Europe and in the United States as well.

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