Unauthorized Entry: The Truth about Nazi War Criminals in Canada, 1946-1956
Canada is a haven for Nazi war criminals. This accusation - first levelled by war crimes advocacy groups, later corroborated by a royal commission, now reported as fact by major media outlets - has become the gospel of politically-correct commentators and pundits. But is it true?
In Unauthorized Entry, Howard Margolian argues convincingly that it is not. On the basis of the most thorough examination of Canada's immigration-screening system ever undertaken, he absolves a succession of postwar governments of active complicity in the admission of ex-Nazis. Charges that Ottawa was indifferent to the problem are similarly discounted. In a refreshing and controversial departure from the conspiracy theories and the culture of historical victimization so prevalent nowadays, Margolian lays the blame where it belongs - on the war criminals themselves.