Alan Dershowitz Says Comparing Trump to Hitler is ‘the Cruelest Form of Minimization of the Holocaust’
On Fox & Friends on Tuesday, attorney Alan Dershowitz was on for a segment about people comparing Donald Trump to Hitler.
Fox’s Rachel Campos-Duffy introduced the unlikely New Year’s Day topic, saying that “throughout [Trump’s] presidency, some of the media have made a daring and dark comparison” between Trump and Hitler, as images of newspaper clippings crossed the screen.
Guest co-host actor Dean Cain explained that a new study (from last April) found Americans don’t know basic holocaust facts, and that 66% of millennials “don’t know what Auschwitz was.”
Co-host Pete Hegseth then introduced Dershowitz and asked how it came to this.
“It’s remarkable how little history people know, and how little they’re prepared to learn about something as tragic as that, and the result is these false analogies all over the place,” said Dershowitz. “Everybody is compared to Hitler. Everybody is compared to the Holocaust. Israel defending itself against Gaza rockets, ‘oh, they’re Nazis’. ”
“Anybody who compares Trump or anybody else to Hitler essentially is a Holocaust denier,” Dershowitz continued, “because what they’re saying, ‘well, there were no gas chambers, there was no Auschwitz, there no plan to kill six million Jews’.. By comparing it, they minimize it.”
“To say that anything that happened since then is comparable to the Holocaust, and certainly to compare the American political system to anything that happened in the holocaust, is just outrageous,” he said.
Campos-Duffy asked who is to blame for “this kind of cultural ignorance”, bringing up the fact that taxes pay for public education.
Dershowitz said that Holocaust-denial is minimized, and that analogies that people make (like comparing Trump to Hitler) are “the cruelest form of minimization of the Holocaust.”
The discussion continued on how to communicate to young people what really happened, and how history is taught. Dershowitz emphasized that parents have to teach history at home in addition to teachers doing so in schools.
“If we really want ‘Never Again’ to become a reality, we have to teach our students what actually happened,” he said, “and how American democracy, no matter where you stand on the current president, bears no relationship to what happened in Germany in the 1930s.”
To end the segment, Pete Hegseth asked whether Dershowitz had a prediction about impeachment of Trump in 2019, to which the attorney and author replied with his prediction that there will be no impeachment.
Watch the clip above, courtesy of FOX News Channel.
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