A survivor of the Holocaust spoke out against a spate of anti-Semitic attacks in America, saying that Jewish people need to come together in solidarity against the hate.
In 1941, when he was just one and a half years old, Sami Steigmann and his parents were deported by the Romanian government and put into the Mogilev-Podolsky labor camp in an area of Ukraine known as Transnistria.
“Being so young, a year and a half, I obviously could not work. And most of the kids did not survive,” Steigmann said in an exclusive interview with Fox News. “So if you will ask any survivor ‘how come you are alive today,’ everybody will use only one word, and that is ‘luck.’”
“My luck was that I was never separated from my parents,” Steigmann continued. “[The Nazis] did medical experiments on me and the side effects, I felt them all my life, every second, and I will feel them for the rest of my life.”
Steigmann, a motivational speaker who has made it his life’s mission to educate people through EMET – an acronym standing for “Educate, Motivate, Empower and Tolerance” that is also the Hebrew word for “truth” – said the nation has a “problem with anti-Semitism” and warned that “the cry ‘Never again’ is happening again.”
“We have to face something that we never have before, and it’s something that causes it, the anti-Semitism, to be as powerful as it is, and that is social media,” Steigmann said. “We have, right now, big high-tech companies that not only can, but they do control who says what. If they don’t like what you have to say, they can delete your account and ‘put you in jail.’”
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