This past Friday was Holocaust Remembrance Day. Normally, this is an apolitical event, but oddly the White House official statement did not mention Jews or antisemitism. The administration defended the statement by essentially stating that others were killed by the Nazis too. True, but not nearly at the same scale.

Steven Bannon run of Breitbart was marked with antisemitism, as is the altright movement. The Trump campaign’s slogan “America First” was the slogan used by Nazi apologists leading up to World War II. Trump’s campaign foreign policy advisor Joseph Schmitz (I do no know if he has current role in the White House) was accused of antisemitism and being a holocaust denier. He has picked white nationalists for high ranking jobs including Jeff Sessions for Attorney General. Finally, saying that Jews weren’t the target of the holocaust, is a tactic used by holocaust deniers for years.

 

 

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