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by Howard Margolian

  • ISBN: 080208429X
  • Category: Americas
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Howard Margolian
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division (November 15, 2000)
  • Pages: 352
  • ePub book: 1693 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1993 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 192

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Unauthorized Entry, revises the widely held view that Canada has been a. .As Margolian argues, a ban on suspected Nazi war criminals seemed unnecessary, since Canada had barred enemy aliens.

Unauthorized Entry, revises the widely held view that Canada has been a safe haven for Nazi war criminals. Margolian is a Canadian historian with a special interest in the history of World War II and Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe. As Margolian argues, a ban on suspected Nazi war criminals seemed unnecessary, since Canada had barred enemy aliens from Canada soon after the declaration of war in 1939.

Published by: University of Toronto Press. Nonetheless, some cases defied such conventional explanations.

Despite its systemic shortcomings and the problems of corruption or sabotage that cropped up from time to time," he argues, "Canada's postwar system of immigration screening was a well-administered, good-faith effort to prevent the entry of subversives and other undesirables," including Nazis (p. 111). While Canada's effort was not perfect, Margolian contends, it was remarkably effective and probably the best that was possible under the circumstances

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MARGOLIAN, Howard . ARGOLIAN, Howard T. Canadian, b. 1957. Publications: Conduct Unbecoming: The Story of the Murder of Canadian Prisoners of War in Normandy, 1998; Unauthorized Entry: The Truth about Nazi War Criminals in Canada, 1946-1956, 2000. Genres: Military/Defense/ Arms control. Career: Writer; senior war crimes investigator and consultant, Canadian Justice Department, 1990-1998. Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

Unauthorized Entry: The Truth about Nazi War Criminals in Canada, 1946–1956. Old Wounds: Jews, Ukrainians and the Hunt for Nazi War Criminals in Canada, Markham, Ontario: Viking. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. Matas, David and Susan Charendoff. Justice Delayed: Nazi War Criminals in Canada. Toronto: Summerhill Press Lt. oogle Scholar. Hitler's Silent Partners: Swiss Banks, Nazi Gold, and the Pursuit of Justice. New York: William Morrow and Company, In.

Is Canada a haven for Nazi war criminals? War crimes advocacy groups, the media, and even a royal commission have suggested it is. Margolian challenges that theory, disproving accusations of government indifference and complicity to lay the blame where it belongs-on the war criminals themselves. Impeccably researched and engagingly written, this book is sure to make waves, both within the public at large and among advocacy groups on both sides of the war crimes issue.

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Phain Phain
Several books have been written about the movement of Nazi war criminals to Canada following WW II, and in particular about the events leading up to, and surrounding, the 1985 Deschênes Commission of Inquiry.

Whereas some of the other references have specific axes to grind, charging that Canada - either deliberately or unwittingly - became a safe haven for some of the worst criminals to emerge from the war - Mr. Margolian deals with the subject in a straightforward, unambiguous manner. So much so that it leaves no doubt that the war criminal "movement" was in no way a conspiracy but simply a manifestation of the times and unavoidable circumstances.

Simply put, there was mass confusion in Europe at the time, with millions of displaced people in camps with either very little or no identification papers. With unrelenting political pressure from every special interest group in creation back home in Canada, the officers abroad were constantly being "encouraged" and often downright pressured to speed up processing. Consequently, some bad actors were able to slip through.

As a primary Immigration Department witness before the Deschênes Commission, and after reading all of the other accounts published since then, I can say unequivocally that this is the most comprehensive and fairest of them all.
Marg Marg
Several books have been written about the movement of Nazi war criminals to Canada following WW II, and in particular about the events leading up to, and surrounding, the 1985 Deschenes Commission of Inquiry.

Whereas some of the other references have specific axes to grind, charging that Canada - either deliberately or unwittingly - became a safe haven for some of the worst criminals to emerge from the war - Mr. Margolian deals with the subject in a straightforward, unambiguous manner. So much so that it leaves no doubt that the war criminal "movement" was in no way a conspiracy but simply a manifestation of the times.

There was mass confusion in Europe at the time, with millions of displaced people in camps with either very little or no identification papers. With unrelenting political pressure from every special interest group in creation back home in Canada, the officers abroad were constantly being "encouraged" to speed up processing. Consequently, some bad actors were able to slip through.

As a primary Immigration Department witness before the Deschenes Commission, and after reading all of the other accounts published since then, I can say unequivocally that this is the most comprehensive and fairest of them all.