Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Sweden: Official Compares Mediterranean Refugee Crisis With Auschwitz

Romson is not the first one to make that comparison.   EU officials, as well as a Dutch paper have already made that comparison.

Unlike the others - she apologized.

Via the Jewish Daily Forward:
Sweden’s deputy prime minister apologized for making an analogy between the migrant refugee crisis in the Mediterranean and Auschwitz.

Asa Romson of the Green Party apologized on Monday for the remarks she made the previous evening during a televised debate in parliament.

“It was wrong to make an analogy with Auschwitz. I sincerely apologize,” Romson wrote in posts on Twitter and Facebook, in addition to going before reporters, the Svenska Dagbladet reported Monday. “When I thought of the terrible situation going on in the Mediterranean, I was so angry that so many people have died. The situation still cannot be compared with what happened in Nazi Germany.”

Romson said her statement was “not well thought out.”
During the debate, she said “We are … turning the Mediterranean into the new Auschwitz.”  more

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