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Dershowitz: Hayden's Death Camps Comparison a 'Form of Holocaust Denial'

Dershowitz: Hayden's Death Camps Comparison a 'Form of Holocaust Denial'
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By    |   Monday, 18 June 2018 07:05 PM

Ex-CIA Chief Michael Hayden’s tweet invoking a Nazi concentration camp to slam family separation at the border is “a form of Holocaust denial,” Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz said Monday.

“Michael Hayden is a great man. He was a great public servant,” Dershowitz said on Fox News. “But I think making comparisons to death camps and concentration camps is a form of Holocaust denial.”

Hayden, also a former director of the National Security Agency under presidents of both parties, compared the Trump administration’s practice of separating families to Nazi Germany in a tweet he sent out over the weekend.

“Other governments have separated mothers and children,” he tweeted along with a photo of the Birkenau death camp at Auschwitz.

"I was trying to point out we need be careful not to move in that direction," Hayden told CNN's John Berman Monday.

His decision to use the photo, he said, was an attempt to reflect how Germany went from a democratic society to a nation that prolonged the Holocaust.

"Let's run the clock back to 1933, which is really what I was trying to address," Hayden said. "And in 1933, what did we see in Germany? A cult of personality, a cult of nationalism, a cult of grievance, a press operation that looked like and was the ministry of propaganda and then the punishing of marginalized groups."

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