In a statement Monday, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum disavowed comparisons between the Holocaust and other events. The statement follows the recent media storm surrounding Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s comments, referring to U.S. immigrant detention centers for as “concentration camps.”
The Museum’s statement reaffirmed its standing position on the matter. “The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum unequivocally rejects efforts to create analogies between the Holocaust and other events, whether historical or contemporary,” reads the press release.
Ocasio-Cortez attracted controversy last week when she said “the U.S. is running concentration camps on our southern border, and that is exactly what they are,” on an Instagram Live video. She called the Trump administration a “fascist presidency,” and further invoked Holocaust analogies by using the phrase “never again.”
The freshman representative’s comments drew massive backlash from critics who considered her comparisons unwarranted and offensive. But she also garnered support from political allies. Fellow progressive Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) said she considered the comparison apt.
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