Holocaust Museum Compares George Floyd to Jewish Victims of Nazis
Two notable Holocaust-related events happened in America this week, with two completely different motives.
First, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) upheld a previous ruling allowing Friedrich Karl Berger to be deported. Berger has been hiding in plain sight, co-mingling with the very people he once helped imprison, torture, and decimate while he served as an armed guard in the Neuengamme Concentration Camp system near Meppen, Germany. For decades, he has been enjoying life in Tennessee as a husband, father, and grandfather.
Availing himself of the rights and privileges he helped deny to thousands of innocent men, women, and children, Berger appealed the initial decision to send him packing, but that appeal has been denied, and the 94 year- old Nazi will soon be forced to remove himself from these United States.
Assistant Attorney General Benczkowski issued the following statement on this case: ‘This ruling shows the Department’s continued commitment to obtaining a measure of justice, however late, for the victims of wartime Nazi persecution.’
Meantime, in Florida, the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center has added to its exhibits. A short walk from one hallway displaying pictures of Nazi violence and its aftermath takes a visitor into another display, where other images of violence’s aftermath can be seen.
These images, though, are devoid of Nazis. There is no indication of whether the victims are Jewish, either. In fact, the display may catch some visitors by surprise, as they wonder if they somehow wandered out of the museum designed to educate about the Holocaust and honor its victims.
Titled, “Uprooting Prejudice: Faces of Change” the display holds 45 images of people reacting to the murder of George Floyd and one other man – both Black- at the hands of police officers.
Why, you may ask, is this exhibit placed alongside images and educational displays about the Holocaust?
Lisa Bachman, assistant director of the Holocaust Center, explains: “We have produced this so that people can come and look these individuals in the eye. So you come face to face with people, so you can really experience the feelings that they were feeling.”
This, she believes, is an appropriate display to include in a facility designed to educate about the Holocaust, which the Museum describes as the”systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jewish men, women and children by the Nazi regime and its collaborators.”
The inclusion of the display of tragic events in which police officers kill Black men, then, links police officers with Nazis and implies they are systemically, and at the behest of the government, hunting, persecuting, and murdering Black men, just like the Nazis did to Jewish people and any others they deemed to be of inferior quality to them.
This is merely a progression of the growing movement to portray President Trump as Hitler and police officers as his Nazi force. It follows years of elected representatives and countless media outlets, in all forms of media, first subtly comparing Trump to Hitler and then blatantly doing so. It is another example of exploiting the tragedy and nightmares of others to advance a political agenda, and deepen the divide in this country.
If it is shocking at all, it is because the Left has now advanced into hallowed ground – something that should be off-limits, and would be so to those who genuinely seek to honor Holocaust victims and educate our youth about the dangers of allowing such evil to remain unchecked.
The message being sent now is that police officers are just as evil and dangerous as Nazis, and the current state bureaucracy (President Trump)is to blame.
It’s a classic, easily recognizable move by anyone who has studied the art of mass manipulation:
“Covertly associate a person whose character you seek to destroy with something the Masses will reject. The slow and steady release of these drops of poison will eventually achieve their mission.”
(De Victoria, S. L., Ph.D. (2018). Media Manipulation of the Masses: How the Media Psychologically Manipulates [Abstract]. Psych Central.)
Anyone who objects to this display is subject to being called a racist. Shaming those who question or dispute such things is all part of the process.
The disparity of intent in the two Holocaust-related events is clear for all to see: one continues to obtain accountability and assure Survivors they are not forgotten while the other exploits tragedy and uses Survivors as pawns.
Which one do you support?