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AOC Ramps Up Concentration Camp Rhetoric on Border

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 18 June 2019 11:01 AM

Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is ramping up the rhetoric against the Trump administration's work to stem mass migration, calling the centers where arrested illegals are being detained "concentration camps," comparing it to the Holocaust.

"The United States is running concentration camps on our southern border," AOC told her Instagram followers in a live video Monday night, as posted by the Washington Examiner. "And that is exactly what they are. They are concentration camps."

AOC's rhetoric was reiterated via Twitter on Tuesday morning:

"This administration has established concentration camps on the southern border of the United States for immigrants, where they are being brutalized with dehumanizing conditions and dying. This is not hyperbole. It is the conclusion of expert analysis."

AOC was linking to an Esquire opinion piece that compared the Trump administration's stopping of asylum seekers at the border and housing them at U.S. centers to the concentration camps of Nazi Germany, where they housed Jews during World War II before slaughtering them.

The Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. – when reached by the Examiner – sent an essay warning "Why Holocaust Analogies Are Dangerous."

"It is all too easy to forget that there are many people still alive for whom the Holocaust is not 'history,' but their life story and that of their families," Holocaust historian Edna Friedberg wrote. "These are not abstract tragedies on call to win an argument or an election. They carry the painful memories of the brutal murder of a cherished baby boy, the rape of a beloved sister, the parents arrested and never seen again. . . .

"Careless Holocaust analogies may demonize, demean, and intimidate their targets. But there is a cost for all of us because they distract from the real issues challenging our society, because they shut down productive, thoughtful discourse.

"At a time when our country needs dialogue more than ever, it is especially dangerous to exploit the memory of the Holocaust as a rhetorical cudgel. We owe the survivors more than that. And we owe ourselves more than that."

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Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is ramping up the rhetoric against the Trump administration's work to stem mass migration, calling the centers where arrested illegals are being detained "concentration camps," comparing it to the Holocaust.
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