Ocasio Cortez invited to Auschwitz — A survivor of the Holocaust from New Jersey, born in Poland, has invited congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a junior congresswoman of the Democratic Party from New York, to visit the concentration camp of Auschwitz after her comments associating immigration camps in the United States to the concentration camps in Europe during the Second World War.
Edward Mosberg, a 93-year-old survivor of the Holocaust, who was detained in multiple camps in Europe during the Second World War, is not too happy about congresswoman Ocasio Cortez ‘s latest statement on immigration. Earlier this week, the 29-year-old representative has likened the detentions centers for illegal immigrants in the United States to the Nazi concentration camps.
Mosberg–a trump supporter–deemed her comment inappropriate and invited her to visit with him the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. “It should be a requirement for all US congressmen to visit Auschwitz,” wrote Mosberg, honorary president of the Holocaust memorial group From the Depths.
It is necessary in the case of Ocasio-Cortez due to her “lack of proper education about the Holocaust”, the founder of the foundation, Jonny Daniels, also wrote in the invitation.
Mosberg, a real estate developer who survived several Nazi camps, used a kipa with the portrait of President Donald Trump at a Holocaust memorial event earlier this year.
Amid criticism from Jewish groups and others about the analogy she made, including by Yad Vashem, Israel’s state Holocaust museum, Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter doubled down on her use of the term.
Her critics, including the historian Deborah Lipstadt, argued that the analogy is inaccurate and, therefore, potentially detrimental to efforts to reverse the government’s detention policies.
Many others defended the comparison of Ocasio-Cortez, including George Takei, an actor who was imprisoned in the USA. during the Second World War for being of Japanese descent.
“I was in two of them, in the US,” he tweeted. “And yes, we are operating such fields again.”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest of the new US Congress, has made a booming debut on the political scene, promoting the idea of very high taxes for the richest: “The higher you climb, the more you have to contribute! “
Born to a Puerto Rican mother and an American father, this 29-year-old New York Democrat claims a free and direct tone. She is a strong critic of President Donald Trump concerning the latter’s immigration policies.
A former waitress, AOC intends to embody the new wave of young elected representatives, more diverse than their predecessors, who entered the Congress during the mid-term elections. Ready to shake up the elite, she gradually gained a place of choice within the left wing of her party.
“Only the radicals have, in history, changed this country,” she once claimed. “Abraham Lincoln made the radical decision to sign the emancipation proclamation. Franklin Delano Roosevelt made the drastic decision to embark on a series of measures like Social Security. And proudly declare, “If that’s what radical means, call me radical.”