For Survivors the Holocaust Is Personal: Why Comparisons Can Be Dangerous
Have you noticed how often people call someone they disagree with a Nazi? Or compare controversial rules and laws to the Nazi persecution of Jews? For Holocaust survivors, these comparisons are not casual references. They evoke the most traumatic moments of their lives: friends who turned on them, a cherished sibling murdered, constant fear because of their identity.
The Holocaust is human history. From it we can learn how societies fail to protect their own and the dangers of unchecked antisemitism and hate. In this digital program, hear survivors describe their personal experiences in video testimony, and explore how careless comparisons can be both painful and dangerous.