Reporter apologizes for comparing Pogrom Night with Trump
According to Israeli criticism CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour for theirs Comparison of the NS November pogroms in 1938 with the years under US President Donald Trump sorry. She would have both “Shouldn’t be placed side by side,” said Amanpour during their show on CNN on Tuesday night. “Hitler and his crimes are of course unique in history.” She regrets if her statements caused pain. “My intention was to emphasize how democracy can be lost and how we must always defend our democratic values with all determination.”
The Israeli Foreign Ministry on Monday demanded an apology from Amanpour. In the course of commemorating the pogrom night, the media star said that it was “a warning shot by the Nazis at the bow of our human civilization”.
On the night of November 9-10, 1938, National Socialists set synagogues, Jewish shops and apartments on fire all over Germany, and abused, abducted and murdered Jewish citizens. During the Second World War, the Nazis and their accomplices murdered a total of around six million Jews.
Mountains of burning books had “led to an attack on facts, knowledge, history and truth,” said Amanpour. “After four years of novel attacks on the same values by Donald Trump, Team Biden / Harris vows a return to norms, including the truth.”
The Israeli consul general in Atlanta, Anat Sultan-Dadon, condemned the settlement according to the “Jerusalem Post” as “Affront to the memory of the Holocaust”. Amanpour misused the Holocaust for political ends and showed disregard for the Jewish victims. (dpa)