Holocaust remembrance group invites Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez for & # 39; educational tour & # 39; from Auschwitz
A Holocaust memorial group has Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez invited to tour Auschwitz in the aftermath of the backlash with which she is trying to name the concentration camps of the border migration detention centers of the Trump administration.
From the Depths placed one open letter on his Facebook page on Friday, in which he invited Ocasio-Cortez to make an educational tour this summer through the Holocaust concentration camps of the Nazi Germans, allegedly led by the president of the organization and the Holocaust survivor , Edward Mosberg, 93.
The & # 39; educational tour & # 39; was & # 39; built specifically for lawmakers & # 39; and would include visits to Mauthausen, the Auschwitz-Birkenau and Majdanek concentration camps, among other historical sites.
A Holocaust memorial group has invited Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez on an & # 39; educational tour & # 39; of concentration camps in Nazi Germany, after she had used the term later to describe Trump's immigration detention centers earlier in the week.
Ocasio-Cortez was faced with an immediate kickback after she called the detention camps concentration camps on Tuesday in a video chat and on Twitter
From the Depths wrote that & # 39; more than 100 international MPs from the entire political spectrum & # 39; have completed the tour so far, including more than 20 members of Congress from both the GOP and the Democratic parties.
The invitation comes just days after Ocasio-Cortez made the headlines for a saying and tweeted that the Trump government's immigration detention centers & # 39; concentration camps & # 39; goods.
& # 39; This government has set up concentration camps on the southern border of the United States for immigrants, where they are mined with inhumane conditions and die. This is not an exaggeration. It is the conclusion of expert analysis, & # 39; wrote the first-year congressman from New York on Twitter on Tuesday, linked to an Esquire article on the subject.
Republicans were quick to attack Ocasio-Cortez because of its use of the term & # 39; concentration camp & # 39; in this context.
& # 39; Please @AOC does us all a favor and only spends a few minutes learning history, & # 39; tweeted Republican Liz Cheney, the third oldest member of Parliament. & # 39; 6 million Jews were exterminated in the Holocaust. You demean their memory and shame yourself with comments like this. & # 39;
& # 39; People like @AOC – who don't lift a finger to solve the problem – comparing the men and women who serve our country to do concentration camp guards the Congress and the country a bad service & # 39 ;, said the Republican Sen . Lindsey Graham.
From the Depths, a group that has been around for thousands of years, posted this open letter invitation on Facebook Friday
They invited Ocasio-Cortez during the tour led by the Holocaust survivor, Edward Mosberg (photo)
The tour would include visits to Mauthausen, Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps (photo) and Majdanek
On Wednesday, Kevin McCarthy, the minority leader of the Republican House, told her to apologize & not only to the nation but to the world & # 39; for what she tweeted.
& # 39; She does not understand exactly what is happening at the border at the same time. There is no comparison. To say that really is embarrassing, & McCarthy said.
& # 39; To kill millions of Jews somewhere in history, and to equate that with something going on at the border, she owes this nation an apology. & # 39;
Despite the backlash, Ocasio-Cortez defended her choice of words.
Responding to his question, she tweeted on Wednesday: & DHS tore 1,000 children from their parents and put them in cages with inhumane conditions.
& # 39; They call their cells & # 39; dog pounds & # 39; and & # 39; freezers & # 39 ;. I will never apologize for calling these camps as they are. If that makes you uncomfortable, fight the camps – not the nomenclature. & # 39;
Tweets in which the Republicans rejected Ocasio-Cortez because they compared Trump's migrant detention forces to concentration camps and her refusal to return from using the term
She defended herself by claiming that concentration camps were different from the Nazi death camps or death camps, where an estimated 3 million people were killed during the Second World War.
& # 39; And for the screaming republicans who don't know the difference: and that's exactly what this administration does & # 39 ;, she wrote on Twitter.
& # 39; Concentration camps are considered by experts as & # 39; the mass detention of civilians without trial & # 39 ;. And that is exactly what this administration does. & # 39;
She also tweeted that & # 39; the US used to have concentration camps when we were traveling Japanese during World War II. It is such a disgraceful history that we largely ignore it. These camps take place throughout history. Many refuse to learn from that shame, but here we are today. We have a duty to terminate them. & # 39;
In the open letter attributed to the founder of the group, Jonny Daniels, From the Depths noted that the confrontation was facing Ocasio-Cortez.
& # 39; We are firmly convinced that this was not your intention, this did not happen out of resentment or bad faith, rather a misguided remark, due to a lack of proper education about the Holocaust, an important issue of our generation & # 39; , read the letter.
The group pointed out that the & # 39; fully run by millennials & # 39; is the same generation that belongs to the 29-year-old Ocasio-Cortez, and that continuing the tour offered would be a great opportunity to learn more about this horrible past and understand how it affects lives and lives today. Education. & # 39;
Ocasio-Cortez has not yet publicly responded to the invitation from From the Depths.
She came under fire from conservatives in November 2018, after using the holocaust analogy to point out that applying for refugee status should not be considered a crime in itself.
& # 39; Asking to be considered a refugee and requesting status is not a crime & # 39 ;, Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter. & # 39; It was not for Jewish families who fled Germany. It was not for purposeful families who fled Rwanda. It was not for communities that fled war-torn Syria. And it's not for those who flee violence in Central America. & # 39;
According to NBC, at the beginning of June, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) retained more than 52,500 immigrants per day in a network of more than 200 detention centers. The outlets report that 24 immigrants died in ICE custody during the Trump administration, while at least four others died shortly after they were released.
That number also does not include those, including five children, who died in the custody of other federal agencies.
The most recent statement by Ocasio-Cortez came when President Trump threatened to remove millions of people living illegally in the country on the eve of formally announcing his re-election.
In two tweets Monday night, Trump said that US immigration and customs services would start removing the millions of illegal aliens who illegally found their way to the United States next week. & # 39;
& # 39; They will be removed as soon as they come in & # 39 ;, he wrote.
An administration official said the effort would focus on the more than 1 million people who were issued the last deportation orders by federal judges, but are still at liberty in the country. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to explain the President's tweets.
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