In an exclusive letter published in Human Events, Polish politician Dominik Tarczyński personally invited Democratic N.Y. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to the former concentration camps left from WWII.
The Polish MP said in the letter:
While under German Nazi occupation, a number of concentration camps were set up in my country, Poland. It has caused a deep wound that persists on our proud Polish and European history that we must deal with every single day, and that we reaffirm to one another can never be forgotten, and never allowed to happen again. This is why when someone cheapens the history, or uses it for political point-scoring, we become agitated and upset.
The invitation comes after AOC consistently called the imprisonment of illegal aliens at the Southwest U.S. border comparable to that of the concentration camps run by the Nazis. AOC doubled down on her comments after facing backlash and, for now, shows no signs of apologizing or retracting her comments.
Also @Liz_Cheney, the fact that you employed the horrifying word “exterminated” here (co-opting the language of the oppressor) tells us that it’s *you* that needs to brush up on your reading.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 18, 2019
Hope you enjoy defending concentration camps. I won’t back down fighting against them. https://t.co/OOfrrfa1Ew
My heroes are the ones who stood up when it wasn’t easy.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 19, 2019
Kids are dying in cages on our border. Families are being put in “freezers” & “dog pounds.”
Years from now, people will look for the journalists, officials, & everyday people who stood up for what was right in real-time.
Multiple Jewish organizations have also come out criticizing AOC’s comparisons, including the Zionist Organization of America, which tweeted:
1/ ZOA National President @MortonAKlein7 said, "@AOC’s ludicrous statements that the U.S. has a “Fascist” “presidency that creates concentration camps” to hold immigrant communities, and AOC’s invocation of the Holocaust-associated slogan “never again” with respect to— ZOA National (@ZOA_National) June 18, 2019