New York Times: Revisiting 1917, a Year That Reverberates for Jews Around the World | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


New York Times: Revisiting 1917, a Year That Reverberates for Jews Around the World

Slimes: The war and the revolution resulted in strict limits on immigration to the United States, reflecting a fear among Americans that unrest in Europe would spread to their country. The restrictions were not overtly aimed at Jews, but because the quotas from countries with high Jewish populations were tightened, fewer Jews were able to settle in the United States.

The Omission: The restrictions were aimed, in large part, at stopping the influx of Anarchists and Communists who had been causing problems in America since the 1880's. And it just so happened (surprise, surprise) that many of these subversive characters were of a certain ethnic group (cough cough).

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