Don’t come for the Auschwitz Memorial unless it sends for you

Auschwitz Memorial

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Please keep the Holocaust out of your hot takes.

How do you spend your time online? Is it fighting with a museum dedicated to remembering the tragedy and horrors of the Holocaust? No? Well, then you’re doing much better than conservative writer Kurt Schlichter.

After Schlichter compared supporting Barack Obama and John Kerry (who yesterday called Israel’s settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem “a threat to peace”) to being a kapo, the Auschwitz Memorial basically said, “Keep our name out of your mouth.” 

After which Schlichter continued to argue with the keepers of Holocaust history, because once you’ve crossed that line why stop yourself?

Is this as bad as the time someone asked the pope to read the Bible? Anyway, never tweet.

Jaya Saxena

Jaya Saxena

Jaya Saxena is a lifestyle writer and editor whose work focuses primarily on women's issues and web culture. Her writing has appeared in GQ, ELLE, the Toast, the New Yorker, Tthe Hairpin, BuzzFeed, Racked, Eater, Catapult, and others. She is the co-author of 'Dad Magazine,' the author of 'The Book Of Lost Recipes,' and the co-author of 'Basic Witches.'