On November 2, 1940, the Governor of the US Virgin Islands, Lawrence Cramer, signed a decree to allow 2,000 Jewish families to be admitted to the territory to provide a haven. Ultimately, however, the US refused to allow them into the islands for the duration of the war.
About The Author
William-José Vélez González is a native from Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, and a graduate from Florida International University in biomedical engineering, engineering management, with a minor in international relations. He served as the national executive vice president of the Puerto Rico Statehood Students Association for 5 years. He lives in Washington, DC, where he works at the Children’s National Research Institute and runs Opsin, a nonprofit design studio dedicated to making design more accessible. He is the founder and Editor in Chief of Pasquines.
September 5, 2017
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