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Holocaust Museum Sees a U.S. Duty to Syrian Refugees

The imperfect American response to Jews fleeing Europe holds lessons for today.

Refugees in Greece.

Photographer: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

As the U.S. debates the security implications of accepting refugees from the Syrian crisis, Americans should remember our history -- both good and bad -- of dealing with Jewish refugees during World War II, a U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum official said Tuesday.

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