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Museum Condemns Hitler Remarks

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UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM CONDEMNS PRAISING ADOLF HITLER

WASHINGTON, DC - The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum unequivocally condemns any leader trying to advance a position by claiming Adolf Hitler was “right.” Adolf Hitler’s Germany plunged Europe into the most destructive event in human history, World War II and the Holocaust resulting in the genocide of six million European Jews. 

“Adolf Hitler, the Nazis, and their collaborators murdered almost every member of my family, destroyed my entire community, and ended a centuries-old culture,” said Irene Weiss, Auschwitz survivor. “I implore our leaders and all Americans not to misuse this history - my history. It minimizes the evil that was Nazism, dishonors the memory of the victims, and pains the survivors. We should be learning from history, not exploiting it.”

 

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