Chapter 5:

"What if Nobody Wants Us"


Quotes from the film:


          “There's a chance that America doesn't want us. Who's to say that we'll be allowed in?"

        ~ Malvina, 11 years old in 1940

“There was a very very strong isolationist uh tendency in the United States at the time and people didn't want to get involved in the European affairs."

~ Harry, 18 years old in 1940


St Louis


Isolationism in the US.

Conversation Starters:

  1. If you knew someone being bullied because of their beliefs, what would you do?

  2. If this was the acceptable norm, what would you do?

  3. Invasion of Belgium, France, etc…. The Maginot Line, Kristallnacht, Maps, 

in carousel add propaganda images, credits and explain

madison square garden rally freeze-frame and explain