Ironically (but not surprisingly) actual Holocaust survivors aren’t too happy with AOC’s watering down of the crimes against humanity that Hitler and the Nazis committed.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has faced severe backlash over her comments comparing the border detention facilities to concentration camps.
Her ignorant, disrespectful comments have caused victims of Nazis to speak out against her.
One Holocaust survivor who is the president of an organization dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust was kind enough to invite AOC to visit a real concentration camp to learn what they were really like, but she flat out refused (despite other members of Congress counseling her to accept.)
AOC’s rejection of his invitation was the final straw for Ed Mosberg, who is now calling for her removal from Congress.
Take a look at what people are saying about this on Twitter:
The New York Post has more details on what Mosberg thinks of AOC:
There are few remaining survivors of concentration camps. Ed Mosberg is one of them.
And the 93-year-old from Morris Plains, NJ, has no time for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s statements last week, when she called the southern border’s migrant detention centers “concentration camps.”
“She should be removed from Congress. She’s spreading anti-Semitism, hatred and stupidity,” Mosberg told The Post. “The people on the border aren’t forced to be there — they go there on their own will. If someone doesn’t know the difference, either they’re playing stupid or they just don’t care.”
On June 18, the Bronx/Queens politician posted a video on Instagram in which she said: “The United States is running concentration camps on our southern border, and that is exactly what they are — they are concentration camps.”
Mosberg, who lost his entire family during the Holocaust and himself survived both the Plaszów and Mauthausen camps, said: “Her statement is evil. It hurts a lot of people. At the concentration camp, we were not free. We were forced there by the Germans who executed and murdered people — there’s no way you can compare.”
On June 21, the Holocaust education group From the Depths, of which Mosberg is the president, extended an invitation to AOC via Facebook, encouraging her to tour “German Nazi concentration camps” with Mosberg. He said he hoped to take her to the museum and memorial site at Auschwitz, where his mother was murdered.
But when other members of Congress encouraged the freshman representative to take Mosberg up on the offer, AOC publicly declined. She tweeted to Iowa Rep. Steve King: “The last time you went on this trip it was reported that you also met w/ fringe Austrian neo-Nazi groups to talk shop. So I’m going to have to decline your invite. But thank you for revealing to all how transparently the far-right manipulates these moments for political gain.”
Following a 2018 trip with From the Depths, King reportedly met with a group founded by a former Nazi SS officer.
Mosberg said he was very disappointed by AOC’s rejection.
“She should be taught a lesson,” he said. “If you’re not there, you will never know what happened. She doesn’t want to learn — she’s looking for excuses. I would like to nominate her for the Nobel Prize in stupidity.”
Ed Mosberg implied that AOC's callous comments are causing Jews to lose faith in her as their congresswoman. He said,
“Eventually you will see she will lose all the Jewish vote in New York.”
Even so, Ocasio-Cortez herself refuses to apologize and is not backtracking on what she said.
Here's' what The Washington Times had to say on this:
From the Depths, a Holocaust education group led by Mr. Mosberg, invited Ms. Ocasio-Cortez to tour the Auschwitz museum and memorial site last month, but the congresswoman publicly declined after Republican Iowa Rep. Steve King encouraged her to accept the offer.
“She should be taught a lesson,” he told the Post. “If you’re not there, you will never know what happened. She doesn’t want to learn — she’s looking for excuses. I would like to nominate her for the Nobel Prize in stupidity.
“Eventually you will see she will lose all the Jewish vote in New York,” he added.
A spokesperson for Ms. Ocasio-Cortez reiterated the congresswoman’s argument that she never compared border detention facilities to death camps.
“She made a distinction between a death camp and concentration camp,” the rep told the Post. “She’s been pretty outspoken about the issue.”