The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum Speaks Out

The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is out with a new public statement. The museum “deplores the resurgence of comparisons to Hitler and the Nazis by those unhappy with regulations issued during the COVID-19 emergency.”

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Some of those who oppose stay-at-home and shelter-in-place requirements have charged state officials with behaving like Hitler and imposing Nazi-style orders. One such accusation, made last week by an elected official in Idaho against that state’s governor, compared him to Hitler noting that in Nazi Germany “non-essential workers got put on a train.” For the record, Hitler and the Nazis put Jews on trains — men, women, and children — to their deaths, not because they were non-essential workers, but simply because they were Jewish.

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This accusation is as disgraceful as it is historically insupportable and morally reprehensible. The deportation of Jews to their deaths by a totalitarian, racist, antisemitic regime stands as an unmatched horrific time in modern history. To compare this to the efforts of our elected officials to attempt to balance our health and economic needs while under threat from a worldwide pandemic cheapens the sacrifice of the millions of Jews murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators.

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Taylor Dibbert

Taylor Dibbert is a writer, journalist and poet. He’s author of the Peace Corps memoir “Fiesta of Sunset," and the forthcoming poetry collection "Home Again."