People who compare President Donald Trump or anyone else with Adolf Hitler minimize the Holocaust and all the tragedy involved, Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz claimed Tuesday.
"Anybody who compares Trump or anybody else to Hitler essentially is a Holocaust denier," Dershowitz told Fox News' "Fox & Friends." "They're saying 'well, there were no gas chambers, there was no Auschwitz, there was no plan to kill six million Jews' . . . by comparing it, they minimize it."
He also noted it is "remarkable" how little history people know, and about how little they are prepared to learn.
"The result is these false analogies all over the place," Dershowitz said. "Everybody is compared to Hitler. Everybody is compared to the Holocaust. Israel defending itself against Gaza rockets, 'oh, they're Nazis.'"
However, any comparisons are "outrageous," Dershowitz said, including comparing the American political system to the one under Hitler.
However, children are not learning about the Holocaust in school or at home, he said.
"If we really want 'Never Again' to become a reality, we have to teach our students what actually happened, and how American democracy, no matter where you stand on the current president, bears no relationship to what happened in Germany in the 1930s," Dershowitz said.
Dean Cain, acting as co-host on the program Tuesday, noted a new study reveals shocking facts about how little Americans know about the Holocaust, including "41 percent of Americans and 66 percent of millennials do not "know what Auschwitz was."
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