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April 19, 2012 8:16 am

Wiesel: Stop Equating Iran with the Holocaust

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Elie Wiesel with former President George W. Bush and the Dalai Lama. Photo: wiki commons.

JPost – Few people in the world today represent the Holocaust and its commemoration like 1986 Nobel Peace Laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel. He survived Auschwitz – the symbol of the unprecedented catastrophe – and Buchenwald. In an interview with Globes ahead of Holocaust Remembrance Day, he asserted that Iran is a threat, but it cannot make a second Auschwitz, “I don’t compare anything to the Holocaust.”

“I don’t like this. It is unacceptable and impossible to make comparisons with the Holocaust. For example, there are the haredim (ultra-orthodox), who put yellow stars on their children in protests – and in Israel of all places. What have we come to?”

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