(JNS) Holocaust survivor Edward Mosberg of Parsippany, New Jersey accused U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) of “spreading anti-Semitism, hatred and stupidity” and called for her to be ousted from Congress for her comments equating immigrant detention facilities at the U.S. border with “concentration camps.”
“She should be removed from Congress. She’s spreading anti-Semitism, hatred and stupidity,” said Mosberg, 93. “The people on the border aren’t forced to be there; they go there on their own will. If someone doesn’t know the difference, either they’re playing stupid or they just don’t care.”
The freshman congresswoman has come under fire for saying in an Instagram video a few weeks ago that the United States is “running concentration camps on our southern border,” in reference to the Trump administration’s policies regarding illegal immigrants.
Last week, Ocasio-Cortez rejected an invitation to tour Auschwitz—where an estimated 1.1 million people, almost all of them Jews, were killed—with Mosberg, who is the president of the organization From the Depths.
“Her statement is evil,” said Mosberg. “It hurts a lot of people. At the concentration camp, we were not free. We were forced there by the Germans who executed and murdered people. There’s no way you can compare.”