April 11, 2017 (WASHINGTON) What Sean Spicer did today, whether it was accidental or not, was repeat right wing holocaust denial from the White House. The Anne Frank Center has called for his firing, and they are correct. He should be fired.
SEAN SPICER DENIES HITLER GASSED JEWS DURING THE HOLOCAUST. MR. PRESIDENT, FIRE SEAN SPICER NOW.
In his afternoon press briefing, Sean Spicer invoked Adolf Hitler in describing Syrian President Assad. Spicer said “Even Hitler didn’t sink to using chemical weapons.” Reaction of Steven Goldstein, Executive Director of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect: “On Passover no less, Sean Spicer has engaged in Holocaust denial, the most offensive form of fake news imaginable, by denying Hitler gassed millions of Jews to death. Spicer’s statement is the most evil slur upon a group of people we have ever heard from a White House press secretary. Sean Spicer now lacks the integrity to serve as White House press secretary, and President Trump must fire him at once.”#Antisemitism#NeverAgain
During World War II the German military did not use chemical warfare agents on the battlefield. However, (and no they are not called Holocaust Centers, they are called death and concentration camps), they were used extensively by the SS to kill Jews, Gypsies, LGBTQ, Russian Prisoners of War, and the list goes on.
The Final Solution used, among others, Zyklon B, which was originally used as an insecticide and was developed in the 1920s in Germany. It used cyanide as one of the elements. Germans also used other things like Carbon Monoxide and simple bullets. When all was said and done these are the numbers of estimated casualties, by nationality or ethnic origin. This is via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Jews: up to 6 million
Soviet civilians: around 7 million (including 1.3 Soviet Jewish civilians, who are included in the 6 million figure for Jews)
Soviet prisoners of war: around 3 million (including about 50,000 Jewish soldiers)
Non-Jewish Polish civilians: around 1.8 million (including between 50,000 and 100,000 members of the Polish elites)
Serb civilians (on the territory of Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina): 312,000
People with disabilities living in institutions: up to 250,000
Roma (Gypsies): 196,000–220,000
Jehovah’s Witnesses: Around 1,900
Repeat criminal offenders and so-called asocials: at least 70,000
German political opponents and resistance activists in Axis-occupied territory: undetermined
Homosexuals: hundreds, possibly thousands (possibly also counted in part under the 70,000 repeat criminal offenders and so-called asocials noted above)
This is happening on the second night of Passover, There are still holocaust survivors alive, and the president refused to sit down for the Seder last night at the White House. These are small but clear signals.
While Spicer has apologized to the country on CNN, he keeps making those “mistakes.” At some point, questions need to be asked as to how much the far right antisemitic thinking has infected the White House?