What was Canada's reaction to the Holocaust?
Canada was quite indifferent to the Holocaust while it was
happening, although in subsequent years Canada joined in the
general world-wide disapproval of that atrocity. During WW II
Canada fought very hard to defeat the Third Reich, but not out of
concern for the Holocaust, only out of concern that Canada would
wind up being conquered by the Third Reich (as so many other
nations had been) if they were not stopped.
Canada's position on the genocide of the Jews during World War 2's holocaust was the same as the US position. It was atrocious, brutal, a crime and they were all for the war crimes tribunal executing the Nazi leaders for what thy did to the Jews.
America's reaction to the Holocaust was dealt with very poorly, up until its full understanding of what the Nazi's were really plotting to do. If it wasn't for Americas delayed reaction to the Holocaust, it would have gone to be much longer. But also, if America had dealt with the situation much earlier, the Holocaust would have ended sooner.
Until 1944 the US government didn't want to know about the Holocaust. ___________ There are a few books on this, including The Abandonment Of The Jews: America and the Holocaust, by David S. Wyman and Saving the Jews: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Holocaust by Robert N. Rosen It was very complex issue and a lot of denial about whether the Jews were actually being exterminated.