Past Exhibit

Sosúa, The Dominican Republic: Refuge from the Holocaust in the Tropics

The US, along with other Western nations, kept strict immigration quotas in spite of the despair of thousands of German Jewish refugees. While the Parole der Woche, a weekly Nazi poster, was right in claiming that these desperate Jews were not welcome anywhere in the world, there was one notable exception: in 1938 the Dominican Republic agreed to take in as many as 100,000 Jewish refugees.