January 9, 2013
“It is very unfortunate that Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin are brought into every domestic debate in the United States," says Center's Founder and Dean
The Simon Wiesenthal Center expressed outrage at the Drudge Report’s comparison of President Obama to Hitler and Stalin. The homepage of the much-read news site used pictures of the dictators to illustrate its opinion of Obama Administration proposals to stem gun violence in the United States.
“It is very unfortunate that Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin are brought into every domestic debate in the United States. It is outrageous that President Obama or any other U.S. President should be compared to two of history’s greatest tyrants. We demean and trivialize the significance of the Holocaust and the atrocities committed by Stalin when we do that,” said Rabbi Marvin Hier, Founder and Dean of the Los Angeles-based Wiesenthal Center.
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