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The Wagner–Rogers Bill was proposed United States legislation which would have had the effect of admitting 20,000 Jewish children under the age of 14 to the United States from Nazi Germany.[1]

The bill sponsored by Senator Robert F. Wagner (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Edith Rogers (R-Mass.)[2] It was rejected by the United States Congress in February 1939, after public opinion polls had indicated a negative attitude toward increased immigration.

American Jewish organizations did not challenge the decision for fear of stirring domestic antisemitism.[2]


  1. Essay, via
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kristallnacht and the World's Response, a reprint from The Jewish Week

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