Holocaust Survivor: Trump Jr.’s Skittles Comment Brings Back Dark Images of Children Murdered in WWII
<a href="http://www.democracynow.org/2016/9/21/holocaust_survivor_trump_jrs_skittles_comment"><img src="http://www.democracynow.org/images/story/21/33021/w320/S6ManfredandSkittlesTweet.jpg" width="" height="" alt="" /></a>We get response from a Holocaust survivor to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr.'s comparison of Syrian refugees to poisoned Skittles. On Monday, he tweeted a graphic reading, "If I had a bowl of Skittles and I told you just three would kill you. Would you take a handful? That's our Syrian refugee problem." The parent company of Skittles responded, saying, "Skittles are candy. Refugees are people. We don’t feel it’s an appropriate analogy." "It brings back the dark images of children being murdered," says Manfred Lindenbaum, a Holocaust survivor and advocate for refugees. In 1939, he and his brother fled from Poland to England on the famous Kindertransport just days before the Nazis invaded. In 1946, the Jewish refugee organization <span class="caps">HIAS</span> reunited Manfred with an aunt and an uncle in New Jersey. He has been in the U.S. ever since.
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