An 87-year-old Holocaust survivor didn’t mince words when he told off a top immigration enforcement official at a meeting in California Tuesday —warning that history is not on the side of the Trump administration.
Bernard Marks, who said he survived imprisonment in Auschwitz and Dachau concentration camps, spoke out while addressing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Thomas Homan at a public forum in Sacramento.
“When I was a little boy in Poland, for no other reason but for being Jewish, I was hauled off by the Nazis,” Marks told them, CBS Sacramento reported. “And for no other reason I was picked up and separated from my family, who was exterminated in Auschwitz. And I am a survivor of Auschwitz and Dachau.”
“We stand up here, Mr. Jones, don’t forget,” he continued. “History is not on your side.”
Marks’ comments were met with cheers and applause from the audience.
Homan responded to Marks’ comments, insisting that immigration enforcement officials will only arrest people in courthouses, but not on school grounds or at churches.
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