Leading Holocaust Museum Schools AOC on Concentration Camps
One of the world’s leading Holocaust museums fired back at Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) after she shamefully claimed the United States was running “concentration camps” at the U.S. border.
Yad Vashem: The World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem tweeted the Congresswoman this morning, “@AOC Concentration camps assured a slave labor supply to help in the Nazi war effort, even as the brutality of life inside the camps helped assure the ultimate goal of ‘extermination through labor.’ Learn about concentration camps.”
The tweet included a link to an article about concentration camps.
.@AOC Concentration camps assured a slave labor supply to help in the Nazi war effort, even as the brutality of life inside the camps helped assure the ultimate goal of "extermination through labor."
— Yad Vashem (@yadvashem) June 19, 2019
Earlier this week, Ocasio-Cortez claimed in a video on social media, “The U.S. is running concentration camps on our southern border and that is exactly what they are and um, if that doesn’t bother you I don’t…I like…we can have OK whatever…I want to talk to the people that are concerned enough with humanity that ‘never again’ means something…”
Ocasio-Cortez falsely claims Trump is operating concentration camps, compares the situation to the Holocaust: “The U.S. is running concentration camps on our southern border and that is exactly what they are. … ‘Never Again’ means something … we need to do something about it” pic.twitter.com/F2MmZ8y2dT
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 18, 2019
AOC and her leftist cohorts have since tried to distance her comments from the Holocaust, instead offering definitions and “expert” opinions on what the term actually means.
And for the shrieking Republicans who don’t know the difference: concentration camps are not the same as death camps.
Concentration camps are considered by experts as “the mass detention of civilians without trial.”
And that’s exactly what this administration is doing.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 18, 2019
If you spend a few minutes learning some actual history, you will find out that concentration camps are different from death camps and have a history that both predates and extends far past the Nazis. https://t.co/Bccy3SaXW0
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) June 18, 2019
However, there is no denying that the term “never again” (which the Congresswoman used in her video) is closely associated with Jews and the Holocaust.
The Daily Caller reports that the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York also rebuked the freshman lawmaker for her callous remarks:
The Jewish Community Relations Council of New York posted a tweet containing a letter to the congresswoman expressing their concerns. The tweet reads, “We urge @AOC to refrain from using terminology evocative of the Holocaust to voice concerns about contemporary political issues, as per our letter below.”
The letter says that the group was “deeply disturbed” by the language used in her Instagram video, explaining the meaning behind “never again” as well as the true definition and context of what a “concentration camp” actually is.
The letter goes on to invite Ocasio-Cortez to visit a real concentration camp so to reach “a better understanding of the horrors of the Holocaust.”
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