Major Nazi War Criminals Reported by Jewish Leader As Living in Canada
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Major Nazi War Criminals Reported by Jewish Leader As Living in Canada

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The Canadian Jewish Congress has documentary evidence that at least six major Nazi war criminals are living in Canada, according to executive vice-president Saul Hayes.

Mr. Hayes made the statement in testimony before a Montreal hearing of the federal Senate-Commons immigration committee studying the Government’s White Paper on immigration. He told the committee that “we know of at least six major cases where people who were arch war criminals entered Canada. Once they become citizens they are innocent no matter how heinous their crimes.”

He said he approved of a White Paper clause which makes a distinction between landed immigrants and citizens because for some time to come, Canada has to protect itself in the event certain people come into the country who were part of the Nazi death machine.

Mr. Hayes told the committee that since the war, 76,000 Jews had come to Canada, 90 percent of whom settled in Montreal and Toronto. He added that recently more French speaking Jewish immigrants had arrived but they must educate their children in English language schools.

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