The was proposed United States legislation, which would have had the effect of admitting 20,000 Jewish children under the age of 14 to the United States from Nazi Germany.[1]

The bill sponsored by Sen. Robert F. Wagner (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Edith Rogers (R-Mass.) [2]

It was rejected by the United States Congress in February 1939 when public opinion polls indicated a negative attitude toward increased immigration.

American Jewish organizations did not challenge the decision for fear of stirring domestic antisemitism.[2]


  1. Essay, via
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kristallnacht and the World's Response, a reprint from The Jewish Week

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