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June 12, 2017

Holocaust survivor is comparing Trump’s mass deportation to the arrests of Jewish people by the Nazis

Filed under: Germany, Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 5:01 pm

The following quote is from a news article which you can read at http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/6/12/1671099/–It-s-tearing-families-apart-Watch-Holocaust-survivor-s-testimony-condemning-ICE-arrests

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Holocaust survivor testifies

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A Holocaust survivor and U.S. military veteran testified against anti-immigrant bills pending in the Michigan House of Representatives, describing a childhood lived in constant fear and comparing Trump’s mass deportation force to the arrests of Jewish people by the Nazis.

Civil rights advocate, Rene Lichtman, 79, noted his testimony fell on the anniversary of the tragic 1939 voyage of the SS St. Louis. Due to anti-Jewish hostility, the ship—carrying nearly 1,000 Jewish refugees—was turned away from Canada, Cuba, and the U.S. While a handful were able to disembark in Cuba, the rest were forced to return to Europe and an untold number died in the Holocaust.

At times holding up old black and white photos of family members, Lichtman warned legislators—and the rest of us—that he now sees “a lot of parallels” in the Trump era.

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In spite of the fact that his son-in-law Jared Kushner is Jewish, Trump does not seem to have much sympathy for the Jews.

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