In this Sept. 10, 2015 file photo, Syrian refugees arrive aboard a dinghy after crossing from Turkey to the island of Lesbos, Greece. More than 76 years later, fresh angst about whether to admit refugees or turn them away has put the spotlight back on the 1939 shunning of the St. Louis, an ocean line carrying more than 900 Jewish refugees trying to escape Europe and other, now widely regretted, decisions by U.S. officials before and during World War II.
In this Sept. 10, 2015 file photo, Syrian refugees arrive aboard a dinghy after crossing from Turkey to the island of Lesbos, Greece. More than 76 years later, fresh angst about whether to admit refugees or turn them away has put the spotlight back on the 1939 shunning of the St. Louis, an ocean line carrying more than 900 Jewish refugees trying to escape Europe and other, now widely regretted, decisions by U.S. officials before and during World War II. Petros Giannakouris AP
In this Sept. 10, 2015 file photo, Syrian refugees arrive aboard a dinghy after crossing from Turkey to the island of Lesbos, Greece. More than 76 years later, fresh angst about whether to admit refugees or turn them away has put the spotlight back on the 1939 shunning of the St. Louis, an ocean line carrying more than 900 Jewish refugees trying to escape Europe and other, now widely regretted, decisions by U.S. officials before and during World War II. Petros Giannakouris AP

Refugee refusal today compared, contrasted to that of WWII

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