Monday, April 24, 2017
On Holocaust Remembrance Day Homeland Security Chief Kelly to receive Adolf Eichmann Award and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to receive the Joseph Goebbels Award
On the United States Holocaust Remembrance Day, April 24, 20147; Refuse Fascism held a press conference outside the Museum of Jewish Heritage at 36 Battery Place, in New York; protesting the Trump administration’s threats and actions against “the Muslims, the Mexicans, the refugees, the immigrants from everywhere that have been vilified and targeted by the Trump/Pence regime in ways that echo the demonization of Jews and other groups in Nazi Germany.”
The press conference was followed by a procession to 26 Federal Plaza, Manhattan, the U.S. Federal Building which houses an Immigration Enforcement and Removal Operations Field Office, the participants will present the Adolf Eichmann Award to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly for “for striking terror into the hearts of Muslims everywhere by enforcing Mein Trumpf’s January 27, 2017 Muslim Ban,” and “for his tireless effort to begin construction of the border wall by the end of summer 2017.”
The Joseph Goebbels Award will be presented to Attorney General Jeff Sessions for calling immigrants “violent…depraved...filth.” As he wrote, "It is here, on this sliver of land, where we first take our stand against this filth."
Scott Gilbert, a descendant of Holocaust survivors, and an organizer of the event said, “If ‘Never Again!’ is going to continue to mean anything, it has to mean something now – when immigrants, Muslims, and people all over the world are being threatened by the Trump/Pence fascist regime in the most powerfully militarized country on earth.”
Holocaust Survivors and their descendants speak to why the comparison of Nazi war criminals and Trump cabinet members is both appropriate and chilling. They will be supported by statements from faith leaders and civil rights activists.
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