Polish Leader Invites AOC to See Horror of the Holocaust Firsthand
With this letter, I am formally inviting @AOC to come to Poland,where Adolf Hitler set up the worst chain of concentration camps the world has ever seen, so that she may see that scoring political points with enflamed rhetoric is unacceptable in our contemporary Western societies pic.twitter.com/ivOTfmiCfo— TARCZYŃSKI Dominik (@D_Tarczynski) June 20, 2019
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However, Ocasio-Cortez's far-left views have made her unpalatable to most of the electorate.
In an Instagram Live video, the freshman Democrat dared to compare immigration detention centers to concentration camps before saying "never again," a phrase many Jews associate with the Holocaust.
DISGUSTING!— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) June 18, 2019
My grandparents were gassed to death in concentration camps by the Nazis, millions of Jews, men, women & children were gassed to death then burned to ashes in those camps. @AOC comparing ICE detention centers to that is absolutely disgusting pic.twitter.com/yJXYJ718wM
There was as close to bipartisan consensus as is possible anymore over the inappropriateness of the Holocaust metaphor:
People are trying to illegally enter our country. That's a defense, not a concentration camp. It may not be perfect, but how dare you compare what the Jewish people went through to illegal entry. Visit Dachau one time, you will be embarrassed with what you said.— Mark Sturgis (@SturgisSports) June 20, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez's comparison of ICE detentions to concentration camps did border detainees "a tremendous disservice" #MTPDaily— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) June 19, 2019
"She said she didn't use those words lightly," Chuck Todd said. "Well, neither did I." pic.twitter.com/5CIOfWn7BQ
Despite facing harsh criticism from congressional Republicans to mainstream media analysts, AOC refused to back down:
We are calling these camps what they are because they fit squarely in an academic consensus and definition.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 19, 2019
History will be kind to those who stood up to this injustice.
So say what you will. Kids are dying and I’m not here to make people feel comfortable about that.
Now, Tarczyński, a member of the Polish parliament, has written Representative Ocasio-Cortez to offer a firsthand tour of the concentration camps built in his country, which helped extinguish the lives six million Poles under Nazi occupation.
According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 42,500 Nazi ghettos and camps scattered across occupied Europe claimed the lives of 15 to 20 million Jews and other "undesirables" forced to live there.