Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez makes some stupid statements a few days ago and compared what’s happening at the United States/Mexico border to the concentration camps during WWII.
This administration has established concentration camps on the southern border of the United States for immigrants, where they are being brutalized with dehumanizing conditions and dying.
This is not hyperbole. It is the conclusion of expert analysis ⬇️https://t.co/2dWHxb7UuL
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 18, 2019
A Holocaust Museum responded to her statement, saying that “Concentration camps assured a slave labor supply to help in the Nazi war effort, even as the brutality of life inside the camps helped assure the ultimate goal of ‘extermination through labor.’”
Now, a Polish official has invited AOC to come visit and see for herself the horrors left behind in the country’s concentration camps.
My name is Dominik Tarczyński and I am a Member of Parliament in Poland where I serve as the Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. I am also a great fan and friend of the United States.
I write to you out of distress in having learned of your recent statements regarding concentration camps.
As you should be aware, the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (Nazi) who led germany, were responsible for the darkest period in my country’s and our whole continent’s history by devising a chain of concentration camps in order to exterminate those who they believed were subhuman, or a threat to their imperialist machinations- this included both Jewish Poles and non-Jewish Poles and which resulted in the loss of six million of our citizens.
While under German Nazi occupation, a number of concentration camps were set up in my country, Poland. It has caused a deep wound that persists on our proud Polish and European history that we must all deal with every single day, and that we reaffirm to one another can never be forgotten, and never be allowed to happen again.
This is why when someone cheapens the history, or uses it for political point-scoring, we become agitated and upset.
I understand that there are heightened tensions in your politics right now, but I would urge severe caution in attempting to leverage phrases such as “concentration camp” for political ends. It will lead nowhere good.
With this in mind, however, I wish to extend the olive branch of education to you, Congresswoman, and would be delighted if you would accept my offer to come to Poland and study the concentration camps here for real, so that you can see how different it is from your immigration processing centers on the U.S. border.
At your convenience, we could visit Auschwitz-Birkenau, Treblinka, Belzec, Sobibor and Majdanek.
At these camps and others, over three million human souls were extinguished, and millions more detained and affected directly.
I look forward to hearing back from you with the hope of setting up a trip to my country soon.
You speak often of bipartisanship, and I feel this is one area in particular where we can begin to live that ideal.
Member of Parliament, Poland
With this letter, I am formally inviting @AOC to come to Poland,where Adolf Hitler set up the worst chain of concentration camps the world has ever seen, so that she may see that scoring political points with enflamed rhetoric is unacceptable in our contemporary Western societies pic.twitter.com/ivOTfmiCfo
— TARCZYŃSKI Dominik (@D_Tarczynski) June 20, 2019
Will she take him up on this educational opportunity? Doubtful.