Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss compared Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler, claiming that he ‘obviously admired’ the German dictator.
Anne Frank’s stepsister called out the ex-POTUS on being anti-Semitic, something Schloss thinks he got and copied from Hitler.
Schloss was born in Vienna and her mother married Anne Frank’s father after living in the same apartment block. Frank’s mother died at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
In a recent interview with The Daily Beast, Schloss said that Trump said silly things and also called on people to ‘treat each other as equal’.
“I’ve compared him to Hitler,” the 91-year-old said. “I even heard that he studied Hitler’s speeches and things like that, so he obviously admired Hitler and just copied him with his anti-Semitism.”
“The Muslims are hated as well,” Schloss continued. “This is what’s so wrong in our society – white supremacy. We should all treat each other as equal.”
Schloss added that she firmly believes that Trump’s hatred wasn’t only directed at Muslims and Jews and that he was a ‘racist’.
“Trump wasn’t just against the Jews, he was against the Mexicans and many others,” Schloss said. “Full-stop, he was a racist. His son-in-law is a Jew, and his daughter converted to Judaism.”
Schloss, who now lives in London, is an anti-Semitism advocate and said that the prejudice they face is nothing new.
“We’re just one human race, different colors, different religions, different opinions, but all human beings who should have the same opportunities and should be measured equally,” she said. “We have to shake hands with anyone who is racist against anybody and try to change the attitudes of people.”
In 2019, Huffington Post reported that more than 2,000 hate crimes against Jewish people were recorded. At the time, this was the largest number since the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) started tracking such assaults in 1979.
The number of attacks continues to rise in 2020 as the ADL recorded 5,125 cases of racist, anti-Semitic, and other hateful crimes.
“White supremacists appear to be more emboldened than ever, and the election year, the pandemic and other factors may have provided these extremists with additional encouragement,” ADL CEO Jonathan A. Greenblatt said at the time.