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Polish Auschwitz museum compares Trump to Hitler

| The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum in Poland issued a statement on Monday amid an ongoing debate between U.S. lawmakers over whether the Holocaust offers lessons for contemporary events such as those at the U.S.-Mexico border.

“When we look at Auschwitz we see the end of the process,” the museum said in a tweet on Monday afternoon.


| “It's important to remember that the Holocaust actually did not start from gas chambers,” the museum continued. “This hatred gradually developed from words, stereotypes & prejudice through legal exclusion, dehumanization & escalating violence.”

The tweet came hours Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) slammed Democratic Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) for comparing recent events along the southern border involving migrants to Jews fleeing Nazi Germany.


| "I recommend she take a tour of the Holocaust Museum in DC," Graham tweeted Monday. "Might help her better understand the differences between the Holocaust and the caravan in Tijuana."

Graham was replying to a tweet Ocasio-Cortez shared over the weekend, in which she wrote, "Asking to be considered a refugee & applying for status isn’t a crime."



| "It wasn’t for Jewish families fleeing Germany," she continued. "It wasn’t for targeted families fleeing Rwanda. It wasn’t for communities fleeing war-torn Syria. And it isn’t for those fleeing violence in Central America."

Ocasio-Cortez also responded to Graham’s tweet later on Monday night, in which she told Graham “the point of such a treasured museum is to bring its lessons to present day.”



| “This administration has jailed children and violated human rights,” she added. “Perhaps we should stop pretending that authoritarianism + violence is a historical event instead of a growing force.”

Ocasio-Cortez has since found support from many on Twitter in making her case, including from actor Ben Stiller, who countered Graham’s suggestion with his own.



| “Just to add into this, I would say that @LindseyGrahamSC go visit Guatemala as I did earlier this year and talk to the families fleeing the terror of targeted gang violence an unlivable poverty rate to understand the refugee experience,” Stiller said in a tweet on Monday night.

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| So, as big of an issue as immigration reform is, I fail to see how it would help to actually improve the situation where these people come from. Yes, they come from terrible places, but how will this help those that are still there?


| >>492321 probably won't, but people flee when the odds of having a good life outside the country is better than within the country. And we all know it's gotta be really bad, because an immigrants' life ain't easy.


| >>492321
Most immigrants send money to their relatives in their home countries. It helps much more than the destructive foreign policy of the USA. It's just fair to let immigrants in the USA, since a good portion of wealth in the US is stolen from foreign countries - with democratic legitimation by the cowardish, naive, selfish and undereducated majority in the US. You just harvest what you sew. Criminal Assholes like Raeggan, Mc Carthy, the Bushs and now Trump are enough.


| Also what's the point? It's pretty common to compare (political) enemies to hitler. The Bush administration did it with saddam hussein, the german foreign minister in the 90s did it with milosevic, erdogan did it with merkel, the whole mind-twisted "alt-right" idiots but also conservatives do nazi comparisions with politics they consider to be "liberal" or "socialist".
Even thought nazi and hitler analogies are always stupid, in trumps case it fits more than in the mentioned.


| >>493477
Yeah, the US is the Great Satan so the American public should be punished for the actions of the CIA.

And Trump is clearly worse than a guy who had children killed to punish a religious minority for an assassination attempt & had 68 members of his own party convicted of treason to make a statement.


| >>493551
>Yeah, the US is the Great Satan so the American public should be punished for the actions of the CIA.
What did the American public do against the actions of the CIA except create a new market with hippie culture?

>And Trump is clearly worse than a guy who had children killed to punish a religious minority for an assassination attempt & had 68 members of his own party convicted of treason to make a statement.
Did this guy exist or is it just another fake news by CIA?


| oy vey.


| Trump is Hitler, and that's a good thing.


| >>493573

What could they have done? If the government is truly autocratic enough to say it's worse than the Baathists then I can't imagine anything short of assassinations or civil war could've been effective.

On that subject, if you're going to deny the genocide of 250,000, then you're on the wrong side of your own comparison. Do some research. People thought just as poorly of Assad in 1996 as they did in 2006.


| >>493671
Saddam, not Assad. Apologies, wrong dictator.


| >>493672
Ah, so I was right, since Saddam indeed was an "invention" of the CIA ;-)

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