Why Jews from Hungary,Czechoslovak,Ukraine,Belarus didn't run away to East during World War 2?

Hello Hitler started war with attacking to Poland.And jews knew that he is against them and they are waiting for death.Why they didnt run away to eastern countries as refugees?For example,before occupying Hungary,Belarus,Ukraine they could go to eastern part of Russia or Iran.

Asked By: - 7/22/2013
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"The Bolshevik leaders here, most of whom are Jews and 90 percent of whom are returned exiles, care little for Russia or any other country but are internationalists and they are trying to start a world-wide social revolution... More
Answered By: ted w - 7/25/2013
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In order to leave the country, you needed an exit visa; and they weren't handing them out to Jews. ... Not to mention that those countries mentioned were not exactly "welcoming" to new Jewish immigrants.
Answered By: TheSicilianSage - 7/22/2013
1.) The Russians had been persecuting the Jews even before the Nazis....going back to Czarist times...(later 1800's) and the Soviet Union largely continued the practice (the Soviets were very 'anti religion... More
Answered By: lwhhow - 7/22/2013
Not only the jews didn't get visas and couldn't go, no one actually believed that the Nazis will do what they did. Even through the holocaust, when survivors from deaths camps went to people in cities and told them that there is a death camp, where jews are being gassed to death, then burned, people couldn't believe it... More
Answered By: LeKat! - 7/22/2013
The lucky ones did, but since the persecution had started before the war, there were already restrictions on movement, so they had to get false papers and only the better off could afford to leave... More
Answered By: cymry3jones - 7/23/2013
Many nations did not Jewish migration due to antisemitism,look up "the Voyage of the Damned"
Answered By: Kevin7 - 7/25/2013
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