NEW YORK, April 11, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "AJC is astonished by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's comment today that Adolph Hitler did not use chemical weapons. What did the Nazis use to exterminate millions of Jews if not chemicals in their death camps?" said AJC CEO David Harris.
Spicer mentioned Hitler when speaking about Syrian President Assad. "Any comparisons between Hitler and other dictators, or between the Holocaust and other tragedies, such as Syria, are tricky and not advisable," said Harris. "The conflict in Syria is horrific, and Assad's regular use of chemical weapons, decades after they were banned, is abominable. But the uniqueness of the Nazi killing machine's targeting of one people, Jews, and use of chemical gases to kill them should never be forgotten."
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SOURCE American Jewish Committee