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READ: Auschwitz Memorial Tweets ‘the Holocaust Actually Did Not Start From Gas Chambers. This Hatred Gradually Developed From Words, Stereotypes & Prejudice

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Senator Lindsey Graham on Monday suggested Congresswoman-Elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) visit Wahington, DC’s Holocaust Museum to learn the difference between the genocide committed by the Nazis and the use of tear gas on asylum-seekers in Mexico.

“I recommend she take a tour of the Holocaust Museum in DC,” wrote Graham. “Might help her better understand the differences between the Holocaust and the caravan in Tijuana.”

Graham was fuming over a Sunday tweet in which Ocasio-Cortez compared the Republican Party’s demonization of migrants fleeing political violence to other instances of discrimination in recent world memory.

“Asking to be considered a refugee & applying for status isn’t a crime,” Ocasio-Cortez posted. “It wasn’t for Jewish families fleeing Germany. It wasn’t for targeted families fleeing Rwanda. It wasn’t for communities fleeing war-torn Syria. And it isn’t for those fleeing violence in Central America.”

Holocaust remembrance organizations rushed to Ocasio-Cortez’s defense.

The Auschwitz Memorial Museum noted that the Holocaust was not an overnight process and that people dying in gas chambers was the result of “gradually developed” hate.

“When we look at Auschwitz we see the end of the process,” the museum tweeted. “It’s important to remember that the Holocaust actually did not start from gas chambers. This hatred gradually developed from words, stereotypes & prejudice through legal exclusion, dehumanization & escalating violence.”

Twitter tore into Graham for making an enemy of the Auschwitz Memorial Museum.

They are the experts, and Graham should pay attention.

Many people said Graham should follow his own advice.

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