Anne Frank’s Stepsister Compares Donald Trump To Adolf Hitler

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(CNN) — In an essay to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Anne Frank’s stepsister accused Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump of “acting like another Hitler.”

Eva Schloss, now 86, was a friend of Frank’s in Amsterdam after their families fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s. Her mother, Fritzi, would marry Otto Frank, Anne’s father, after World War II.

“If Donald Trump become(s) the next president of the U.S. it would be a complete disaster,” she told Newsweek on Wednesday. “I think he is acting like another Hitler by inciting racism.”

The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Schloss survived Auschwitz while Frank and her mother died at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, and Anne Frank’s diary became a famous account of life as a Jewish family under Hitler’s Nazi Germany.

Schloss, who lives in London, also criticized the U.S. and Western European governments for their response to the Syrian crisis, likening the refugees’ experience in 2016 “to what we went through” in Nazi-controlled Europe.

“I remember how upset the world was when the Berlin Wall was erected in 1961,” Schloss said. “And now everybody is building walls again to keep people out. It’s absurd.”

Trump has been compared to the Nazi leader before, both by political opponents in America and critics abroad.

In November, Jeb Bush adviser Max Boot tweeted that the GOP front-runner “is a fascist,” while a British newspaper asked its readers in December, “Who Said It: Donald Trump or Adolf Hitler?”

“If you go and look at your history and you read your history in the lead-up to the Second World War, this is the kind of rhetoric that allowed Hitler to move forward,” former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman, a Republican, told CNN on Dec. 9, after Trump called for a temporary ban on Muslim immigration into the U.S. “Because you have people who were scared the economy was bad, they want someone to blame.”

4 comments

  • Susan Brodie

    The only thing I can say is the difference between the people fleeing the Nazi regime & the people fleeing all these religious terrorists is that the ones fleeing the Nazi regime weren’t potential suicide bombers, although some of them could have been spies planted by the regime. These religious terrorists are smart & would love nothing better than to have free access to any country they feel is an infidel & bomb & kill people in the name of their god. Our government needs to check these people because we’ve already had people killed by some of them, & this will keep happening if these people are not screened & monitored properly. America is the land of religious freedom, but not freedom to kill others who believe differently than these people.

    • Max Hunter (@Madmaxhunter76)

      This “news” site has an agenda, and that is to take out the political opposition. These despicable propagandists will do ANYTHING to keep Obama’s radical transformation moving full steam ahead (which is to elect the criminal Hillary Clinton). To compare any American to Adolf Hitler is ludicrous. A once proud LOCAL news organization, 5NEWS has been hijacked by national, liberal extremists. They are the lowest form of human life. They are scum.

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