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Trump flirts with classic Holocaust denial

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Published: 31 January 2017

Last updated: 4 March 2024

The White House statement on International Holocaust Remembrance day did not mention Jews or antisemitism. The prime minister of Israel has remained silent.

The Trump Administration's flirtation with Holocaust denial – Deborah Lipstadt – The Atlantic 31.01.17
Holocaust denial is alive and well in the highest offices of the United States. It is being spread by those in President Trump’s innermost circle.

Adding insult to injury, Trump flirts with classic Holocaust denial
– Chemi Shalev – Haaretz 29.01.17
As he excludes Muslim immigrants and expunges Jews from memory, the new president presents himself as 'incredibly inclusive.' But there are far more disturbing and sinister explanations. The Holocaust Day incident connects far too many troubling dots.

Yad Vashem issues clarification on Holocaust, in apparent Trump rebuke - The Times of Israel 31.01.17
US Holocaust Memorial Museum also issues a statement.


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