Jewish groups speak out against more Holocaust references from conservative figures by the Forward

Jewish groups speak out against more Holocaust references from conservative figures

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Like so many others in the past week, Glenn Beck is seeing shades of the Holocuast in current events. But he’s not referring to the mob – sometimes tinged with antisemitism – who marched on the Capitol. He’s talking about the shutdown of the social media platforms on which they organized – namely, Parler.

“This is like the German with the Jews behind the wall, they would put them in the ghetto. Well, this is the digital ghetto,” Beck said during an interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News.

“‘Jew’s you do whatever you want behind the wall,’” Beck suggested the Nazis said, just as he believes that conservatives are only being allowed to express themselves in their own echo chambers.

Historically, Jews imprisoned in Nazi ghettos were often forced into slave labor and faced harsh restrictions and conditions. Most spent little time in the ghettos themselves before being shipped off to death camps.

Glenn Beck’s remarks come shortly after another Fox News figure, Jeanine Pirro, as well as Former Iowa Congressman Steve King, made similar remarks.

Beck’s statement quickly garnered outrage from notable Jews and Jewish organizations on Twitter — including the American Jewish Committee — who called for an apology.

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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 .

Jewish groups speak out against Holocaust references

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