Quotes from the film:
“My family came here a very long time ago, but they were refugees too. It's only a difference of time between me and the people on that ship. Eventually, they too will be 'patriots'--terrified that a stranger will slip in through the door and take their country away from them."
~ First Lady E R
“It was late at night that we were allowed to disembark. The first thing my sister did was when she climbed down she got on her knees her hands and knees and kissed the ground! She was so happy she was so thrilled to be in the United States of America. She never believed it would come true and it came true at last.
“We signed for their custody. At midnight we all drove our cars to the ship and filled them with overflowing people. Some were put up at the Fairfax hotel. We took the rest home.
The refugees that we housed were eager to get to their families in New York, so we rented a bus for them.
I will never forget that moment. I can see their happy, smiling faces waving American flags as they waved goodbye and their bus pulled away.
We all just wept.”
~ Irving, 17 years old in 1939
"Fight For Our Freedom"
The BIG PICTURE:
If you knew someone being bullied because of their beliefs, what would you do?
If this was the acceptable norm, what would you do?
Invasion of Belgium, France, etc…. The Maginot Line, Kristallnacht, Maps,