Home >> Trending Topics >> Trending Commentary >> Holocaust Research Center Invites Ocasio-Cortez To Learn About Concentration Camps

Holocaust Research Center Invites Ocasio-Cortez To Learn About Concentration Camps


A leading Holocaust museum publicly responded to Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s allegation that the U.S. is “running concentration camps” on the southern border.

Several prominent Jewish groups, including Holocaust research center Yad Vashem, responded to Ocasio-Cortez’s Instagram comparison of migrant detention centers to Nazi “concentration camps” on Twitter this week.

“@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,” Yad Vashem said in a tweet early Wednesday morning. The tweet included a link to an article from the organization about concentration camps.

(Article Continues Below Advertisement)

(Article Continues Below Advertisement)
Sponsored Content

Ocasio-Cortez invoked the “never again” phrase, which refers to the horrors of the Holocaust, and made a comparison between holding centers on the U.S. southern border and Nazi concentration camps in an Instagram live video Monday.

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,” the letter reads.

The Zionist Organization of America’s (ZOA) National President Morton Klein also issued a statement on Twitter, calling her statements an “abhorrent insults to the memory of the 6 million Jews and the millions of gays, gypsies, and others who were intentionally slaughtered, worked to death, starved, gassed and tortured in the real Nazi-Fascist concentration camp.”

“The real story is that the U.S. government ran out of space and has to temporarily house minor teenagers who crossed illegally into the U.S. at an army base – something that former president Obama also did,” the statement continued.

Klein’s statement concludes by calling Ocasio-Cortez’s comments “a moronic analogy”, adding “she doesn’t belong in Congress.”

Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact [email protected]

Wake up Right! Subscribe to our Morning Briefing and get the news delivered to your inbox before breakfast!

Sponsored Content

About Matt M. Miller

Sign up for our Newsletter

* indicates required field

Email Format