Evian Conference

Canada is one of 32 countries that attend a conference in Evian (France) regarding the increasing number of Jewish refugees. In the end, most countries maintain their restrictive immigration quotas and refuse further Jewish immigration.

Black-and-white photograph of a man standing among a room of men who are seated at desks. The man standing up reads aloud from the paper he is holding, while wearing glasses and a business suit.
U.S. delegate Myron Taylor speaks during International Conference on Jewish Refugees from Nazi Germany. Evian-les-Bains (France), July 1938. (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park)

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