We Must Continue To Be Vigilant To Avoid Catastrophe
“Why Won’t More Jewish Groups Condemn Trump’s Shameful Nazi Comparisons?” by Jane Eisner, from January 13, 2017, was compelling. We were justifiably fearful during the campaign when candidate Trump bullied his way through the path to the nomination.
The harassment of the media and discriminatory stands against minorities, religions and disadvantaged members of society were disturbingly similar to Nazi ideology. Now President-elect Trump tries to appear victimized by tactics he likens to Nazi Germany. He must be held accountable for his distortion of history for his own purposes. The climate he engendered has created a boomerang effect and he should not use distractions that only inflame to exaggerate the consequences.
The Holocaust was the result of Nazi ideology so we all must be vigilant to avoid catastrophe.
Steven A. Ludsin is a former member of the President’s Commission on the Holocaust and the original US Holocaust Memorial Council.