Friday, January 27, 2017


Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Today the White House made no mention of Jews, Judaism or antisemitism in their commemorative statement, which read:

It is with a heavy heart and somber mind that we remember and honor the victims, survivors, heroes of the Holocaust. It is impossible to fully fathom the depravity and horror inflicted on innocent people by Nazi terror.Yet, we know that in the darkest hours of humanity, light shines the brightest.‎ As we remember those who died, we are deeply grateful to those who risked their lives to save the innocent.In the name of the perished, I pledge to do everything in my power throughout my Presidency, and my life, to ensure that the forces of evil never again defeat the powers of good. Together, we will make love and tolerance prevalent throughout the world. 

Today President Trump said the U.S. will halt refugees from Muslim countries (except those he has business dealings in) but will prioritize Christian refugees.

In 1939, the U.S. turned away a boat carrying 900 Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany. When they returned to Europe, 234 died in the Holocaust.

President Trump has stated the White House will publish a weekly list of crimes committed by immigrants.

The Nazi Paper "The Criminal Jew" published photos of Jewish people they claimed had committed crimes.

He has also said he would consider a Muslim Registry.

This is beginning to feel familiar and is a slippery slope.