A social media post by Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) CEO Sacha Roytman promoting a new Holocaust education project drew a venomous response from deniers and trivializers of the mass murder six million Jews by the Nazis.
“As a third-generation Holocaust survivor, I view it as my responsibility to help ensure the lessons of the worst crime in human history are not forgotten when those who suffered the Nazi atrocities firsthand are no longer with us,” Roytman wrote in the X post on Thursday. “@CombatASemitism has initiated a program connecting living survivors with media and tech companies, enabling them to share their important stories with employees. Please reach out if your company is interested in preserving the memory of the Holocaust by hosting a survivor for a meaningful and impactful encounter.”
As a third-generation Holocaust survivor, I view it as my responsibility to help ensure the lessons of the worst crime in human history are not forgotten when those who suffered the Nazi atrocities firsthand are no longer with us. @CombatASemitism has initiated a program… https://t.co/wiyDbCqBXm
— Sacha Roytman (@SachaRoytman) August 31, 2023
Hateful responses to Roytman’s post included:
“Damn that’s a long ass holocoaster ride” (@HonestHillman)
“Is the holocaust in the room with you right now?” (@theOriginalG84)
“3 generations of your family survived the holocaust? I thought it ended 80 years ago!” (@Takingyourmom)
“Third generation holocaust survivor? LMAO” (@dick41259892)
“the worst crime in human history is present mass migration to europe” (@Wolfx1000)
“As a 44th-generation Black Plague survivor, it’s baffling to me why jews are allowed anywhere near the public water supply.” (@RedLapidator)
“Uh I’m a 4th generation holocaust survivor who survived 8 death camps and I haven’t received my reparations yet, so get in line buddy” (@talmudrenouncer)
“You should build memorials to White Americans for saving you.” (@John5_18)
Roytman stated, “The vitriolic bigotry we see in these comments only reinforces the urgent need for the important work CAM is doing to commemorate the Holocaust and pass its tragic lessons down to future generations, so never again means never again.”
According to a UNESCO study published in 2022, 19% of all Holocaust-related public Twitter (the former name of X) content either denied or distorted history.
CAM’s Holocaust Survivor Speaker Series brings Holocaust survivors to U.S.-based media outlets and technology companies in an effort to educate about the Nazi genocide and raise awareness of the perils of rising contemporary antisemitism eight decades later.
This project — detailed fully here — allows employees to have the rare opportunity to hear first-hand accounts of the horrific atrocities perpetrated by the Nazis against the Jewish people during World War II.
Participating media outlets and tech companies so far have included Google, Matterkind, Snap Inc., theSkimm, The Dallas Morning News, The Tennessean, The Washington Times, and National Religious Broadcasters.
For more information on the Holocaust Survivor Speaker Series, please view this video: