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February 1st, 2016

In the age of Trump, grim warnings from Holocaust survivors

By Dana Milbank Opinion writer January 27

 Auschwitz survivor Irene Weiss... For the first time,..is worried about her adopted homeland.

“I am exceptionally concerned about demagogues,”....They touch me in a place that I remember. I know their influence and, unfortunately, I know how receptive audiences are to demagogues and what it leads to.”

She knows better than just about any person alive. The Czech-born Jew lost her parents and most of her siblings in Hitler’s death camps. Now, when she hears about plans to register Muslims and to ban Muslims from entering the United States, “I’m worried about the tone of this country,” she said.

... “It has echoes, and maybe more so to me than to native-born Americans,” she said after lighting a candle for Hitler’s victims. “I’m scared. I don’t like the trend...."

In the age of Trump, grim warnings from Holocaust survivors - The Washington Post

People who have been the objects of hatred know what hatred feels like even if the haters themselves don't know or don't admit they know that they are hating. Read more...Collapse )

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