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Comparisons between US immigration policy and the Nazi period may not be helpful, but they are hard to avoid

The renowned Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt recently rejected comparisons between the Holocaust and the Trump administration’s separation of families at the southern border of the United States.

  • David Tollerton
  • The Conversation

“Equating the two,” she wrote in the Atlantic Monthly, “is not only historically wrong, it is also strategically wrong.”

Cetu 1aLipstadt argues that it is historically wrong because of the difference between mass killing and the separation of children from parents deemed illegal immigrants to the US.

And it is strategically wrong, she believes, because it allows the…

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