Holocaust Museum condemns Congress member who said ‘Hitler was right’ about one thing by the Forward

Holocaust Museum condemns Congress member who said ‘Hitler was right’ about one thing

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Amid the chaos that unfolded at the Capitol Wednesday, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum spoke out against newly elected Rep. Mary Miller, an Illinois Republican, who invoked Adolf Hitler at at a rally.

“Hitler was right on one thing.” Miller said to those gathered at the so-called Moms for America rally on Tuesday. “Whoever has the youth has the future,”

The museum released a statement saying it unequivocally condemns any leader trying to advance a position by claiming Adolf Hitler was ‘right.’”

The statement also quoted an Auschwitz survivor, Irene Weiss.

“Adolf Hitler, the Nazis, and their collaborators murdered almost every member of my family, destroyed my entire community, and ended a centuries-old culture,” Weiss said. “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.”

The museum was hardly alone. Miller was also called out by a fellow Illinois Republican, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, as well as a Democrat from the state, Rep. Robin Kelly.


David Ian Klein

David Ian Klein

David Ian Klein covers breaking news and international Jewish communities for the Forward. You can reach him at Klein@forward.com and on Twitter @davidianklein .

Holocaust Museum condemns US rep. who invoked Hitler

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