Anne Frank Center says there are clear parallels between Nazi Germany and Donald Trump's America

Anne Frank Center notices parallels between Nazi Germany and present time

The Anne Frank Center says there are parallels with the past and present

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Anne Frank Center has suggested that there are clear parallels between Nazi Germany and the America of Donald Trump.

The US-based non-profit, set up in the memory of Holocaust victim Anne Frank, posted a list of bullet points on Twitter under the heading 'Alarming parallels of history escalate.'

Although neither Trump nor Hitler is mentioned by name, it is clear from the context who the authors are describing.

Furthermore, in an interview with Time magazine, the executive director of the centre said the apparent comparison between Nazi Germany and present-day America is intentional.

Steven Goldstein said: "1930s Germany imposed a series of escalating steps of oppression, including demonization, discrimination and isolation of vulnerable communities, that evoke what we are seeing today.

"That comparison is just, and not to make the comparison would be a dereliction of our duty to ensure 'never again' to any people."

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