I get what Marine is saying. My ancestors were indentured servants (been doing a bit more genealogy) from ireland and that meant slavery forever in some cases. They NEVER could pay off their debt. And look how the irish were treated when they came through ellis island.
Australians were from debtors prison...sent off to an island in horrible conditions.
Everyone pulled their bootstraps up and continued on without blaming someone else. They survived. And the Jews? I don't think anything can compare to what they have suffered. No particular group of people can lay claim to "having it the worst".
Meanwhile..bravo to those students!!