In 1938, the United States convened a conference in France called the Evian-Les Baines to bring together other allied nations and various institutions.
The main objective was to address the massive exodus of Jews from Nazi Germany.

The Dominican Republic was the only country that agreed to accept large numbers of Jewish immigrants – 50,000 to 100,000.
The country offered land use and settlement.

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