|18 March 2002|
WALLACE: (Voiceover) After World War II came the Cold War and Canada was worried about Communists. The Nazis had fought the Communists, so Nazis, even war criminals apparently, had an easy time emigrating to Canada; this according to Canada's York University history Professor Irving Abella.|
Professor IRVING ABELLA (York University): We know that one of the ways of getting into the country of Canada during this period was by showing the SS tattoo. This proved that you were an anti-Communist.
WALLACE: And what was the chore of the SS?
Prof. ABELLA: The SS was obviously the — charged with the responsibility of murdering Jews, so it was no question that these were war criminals.
Security Screening, 1945-March 1947|
According to immigration regulations in effect immediately following the war, prohibited classes included: persons [...] who assisted His Majesty's enemies in time of war; and enemy aliens.
Government officials, particularly at External Affairs, were aware that persons who had been involved in Nazi war crimes or who had collaborated with the Nazis, might seek to enter Canada with the DP immigration stream. During this period restrictions in immigration guidelines on enemy aliens — and hence on a major category of persons amongst whom war criminals may have been found — appear to have been very tight [...].
Alti Rodal, Nazi War Criminals in Canada: The Historical and Policy Setting From the 1940s to the Present, Prepared for the Commission of Inquiry on War Criminals, September 1986, p. 175.
Persons who are, or at any time have been, members of the Nazi Party or of the Fascist Party or of the Gestapo or of the Schutzstaffel or of the Sturm Abteilung or of any organization or party auxiliary to or supporting Nazism or Fascism or persons classified as war criminals by the United Nations War Crimes Commission.
Security Panel formulation cited in Alti Rodal, Nazi War Criminals in Canada: The Historical and Policy Setting From the 1940s to the Present, Prepared for the Commission of Inquiry on War Criminals, September 1986, p. 179. Blue emphasis added.
Member of the SS or German Wehrmacht; Found to bear mark of SS Blood Group (Non German — since Germans were already excluded as enemy aliens).
Alti Rodal, Nazi War Criminals in Canada: The Historical and Policy Setting From the 1940s to the Present, Prepared for the Commission of Inquiry on War Criminals, September 1986, p. 196. Blue emphasis added.
Although you may have passed the point where you still care about your reputation as a historical scholar, there are other considerations that might persuade you to take corrective action with respect to this and other of the hoaxes that you have participated in, and that might persuade you to abstain from participating in future hoaxes — such other considerations as that you bring discredit upon York University and upon Jews, and that you promote inter-ethnic conflict and destabilize Canada, and that in your support of the CJC portrayal of Canada as the Nazi-harboring "Argentina of the North," you lower Canada's standing in the international community.
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