‘Go Back To Auschwitz’ Shout at Trump Rally Is No Fluke

A man exiting a Trump rally this past Saturday yelled at a crowd of protesters, “Go back to Auschwitz, go back to f—king Auschwitz,” while seemingly imitating the Nazi salute. And he was caught on film.

The Trump-Hitler comparison has been running rampant on the internet for a while now, and Trump himself told CNN it was a “terrible comparison.” But was it?

Lately, Trump rallies have been evoking imagery and speech that create some very uncomfortable flashbacks, from making a crowd pledge to vote for him with right arms upraised to this more recently captured video above. And then there’s this photo:

Anyone who has spent time on Twitter lately knows that one doesn’t have to dig very deep to find connections between white supremacists and Trump supporters.

In fact, Trump himself retweets these white supremacists on his own official Twitter account.

Is Trump actually a Hitler-style fascist? Who knows. But one thing we can tell for sure is that he hasn’t done anything to distance himself from supporters who are overtly and frighteningly racist. His rants against “political correctness” seem increasingly tantamount to condoning racist speech and violent action. These are scary times.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect those of the Forward.

Author

Lior Zaltzman

Lior Zaltzman

Lior Zaltzman is the Forward’s Digital Fellow and a wearer of many hats. When she’s not tweeting from the Forward’s account, she’s creating illustrations, graphics and lists for the various Forward blogs. She can also make comics out of your bad dates in #OYDATE. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a BFA in cartooning. Lior Zaltzman can be reached at zaltzman@forward.com. Follow her on twitter @liorca.

Your Comments

The Forward welcomes reader comments in order to promote thoughtful discussion on issues of importance to the Jewish community. All readers can browse the comments, and all Forward subscribers can add to the conversation. In the interest of maintaining a civil forum, The Forward requires that all commenters be appropriately respectful toward our writers, other commenters and the subjects of the articles. Vigorous debate and reasoned critique are welcome; name-calling and personal invective are not and will be deleted. Egregious commenters or repeat offenders will be banned from commenting. While we generally do not seek to edit or actively moderate comments, our spam filter prevents most links and certain key words from being posted and the Forward reserves the right to remove comments for any reason.

Recommend this article

‘Go Back To Auschwitz’ Shout at Trump Rally Is No Fluke

Thank you!

This article has been sent!

Close