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Fleeing the Nazi Regime
The advent of the Nazi regime in 1933 caused a massive wave of emigration. Around half a million people had left Germany by the time emigration was made illegal in the autumn of 1941. Over 90 percent of the emigrants were of Jewish descent; others were intellectuals, artists and scientists, all of whom were politically opposed to the Nazi ideology.

Just over 13,000 people found refuge in the US. Many who wanted to emigrate fell foul of the quota system, and US immigration restrictions. Most survivors of the Holocaust emigrated to America in the post-war years.

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