Our treatment of today’s refugees harks back to Europe’s darkest hour

New Statesman

Published 28th August 2015


In this article Molly urges us not to forget the lessons of the Second World War in the face of today’s refugee crisis.

Key quote:

“As Europe faces its worst refugee crisis since the Second World War we are witnessing a deafening cacophony of xenophobic voices in response to people fleeing their own present-day horror. We must therefore reflect on whether there is an uncomfortable parallel in the language being used to describe those seeking asylum today and the language used to describe Jews seeking refuge in the 1930s.”