Is It Ever Appropriate To Compare Modern Crises To The Holocaust?

In the United States, we’re currently facing a crisis: Trump’s latest policy move has resulted in thousands of children being separated from their families and kept in large cages. While it’s undeniable that the situation is terrible, there’s a debate in the Jewish community about whether or not it’s appropriate to compare the atrocities in any way to the Holocaust.

The Anti-Defamation League released a video in which children hidden during the Holocaust share just how terrible family separation policies are:

And Forward columnist Elad Nehorai says we have bigger things to worry about than the appropriate use of the term:

But there are some who find the comparisons to the Holocaust offensive, or just a bad idea:

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