NowThis Interviewee Pushes Holocaust Revisionism to Criticize Trump's Immigration Policies

Posted: Jan 16, 2020 10:30 AM

Lefty video news outlet NowThis featured with members of Jewish Voice for Peace and one of its members pushed Holocaust revisionism in order to criticize President Trump's immigration policies.

Jewish Voice for Peace is a far-left group that "endorses the call from Palestinian civil society for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) as part of our work for freedom, justice and equality for all people."

In the interview, one member said, "Our collective trauma from the Holocaust and just thousands of years of being persecuted has been weaponized against us to the point where we have to have Israel. We have to live there. 'You have to support Israel because what's going to happen if there's another Holocaust?'"

The interviewee went to say, "We're already seeing what's happening. We're seeing people die at the border from lack of medical care. That's how Anne Frank died. She didn't die in a concentration camp. She died of typhus."

NowThis tries to run interference for the interviewee by replacing "in" to "from" in the subtitles so that it reads, "That's how Anne Frank died. She didn't die [from] a concentration camp. She died of typhus." 

After the Nazis captured her family, Anne Frank was sent to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where she did die from Typhus. So while Frank did die from contracting the illness, the where is just as important. The reason why she died from Typhus is that she was sent to a facility with horrendous conditions. To then compare those concentration camps to holding facilities along the border is also asinine and cheapens the atrocities that occurred before and during World War II.