There are few remaining survivors in concentration camps. Ed Mosberg is one of them.
And the 93-year-old from Morris Plains, NJ, has no time for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's statements last week when she called the southern border's migratory detention centers "concentration camps."
"She was to be removed from Congress. She spread anti-Semitism, hatred and stupidity," Mosberg told the post. "The people on the border are not forced to be there – they go there on their own. If someone does not understand the difference, they are either stupid or they do not care."
On June 18, the Bronx / Queens politician issued a video on Instagram, where she said, "The United States runs concentration camps on our southern border, and that's exactly what they are ̵
Mosberg, who lost the whole family during the Holocaust and himself survived both Plaszów and Mauthausen camps, said: "Her statement is evil. It hurts many people. In the concentration camp we were not free. We were forced there by the Germans who executed and murdered people – it is not possible to compare."
June 21 extended the Holocaust training group from the depths, of which Mosberg is president, an invitation to AOC via Facebook, and invited her to tour "German Nazi concentration camps" with Mosberg. He said he hoped to take her to the museum and memorial site in Auschwitz, where his mother was murdered.
But when other congressmen called on the news representative to take up Mosberg on the offer, AOC rejected publicly. She tweeted to Iowa Rep. Steve King: "The last time you went on this trip, it was reported that you also met w / fryn's Austrian neo-Nazi groups for talk shop. So I have to reject your invitation, but thank you for revealing to everyone how transparently far right these moments manipulate into political gain. "
After a 2018 trip with from the depths, King reported with a group founded by a former Nazi SS officer.
Mosberg said he was very disappointed with the AOC's rejection.
"She should be taught a lesson," he said. "If you are not there, you will never know what happened. She does not want to learn – she is looking for excuses. I would like to nominate her for the Nobel Prize in stupidity."
AOC's representative said to the post: "She distinguished between a death camp and a concentration camp. She has been pretty obvious about the question. "
If she accepted her offer, the nonagenarian said he would personally give her a tour of camps.
"I can show her where they killed my mother, my grandparents, and cousins she understands this," he said. "I'll bring her to the place where they give my wife's mother [benzine] injections to the heart and put her on the fire."
Mosberg, born in Krakow, Poland, testified to an indescribable horror in his teens.
"I saw people hanged, killed, [attacked] by dogs. I laid on the ground, [the Nazi guards] tried to kill me."
A badly beaten Mosberg had almost lost the will to live when he was liberated by US troops. "I didn't want to leave," he recalled. "I didn't know where to go." He spent months in an Italian hospital before he immigrated to the United States with his wife, also a survivor, in 1951. They settled in Harlem and he eventually became a real estate developer. He still carries a camp prisoner's uniform during the lectures "so people remember it," Mosberg said.
The father of three and grandfather of six have been back to the camps dozens of times and helped lead educational tours, including last year with Republican and Democratic members of the Auschwitz Congress.
From the depths, 20 members of the Congress, including New York's Carolyn Maloney, have taken on their educational trips.
"They were very shocked and sad to learn about torture, torment and murder," he said. "They think all congressmen have to go to see it. She [AOC] doesn't want to go. Unless you go into the dark place, you can't understand it.
" At last you will see that she will lose all the Jewish voice in New York. "