From the Huffington Post:
Using the Holocaust to Smear Obama
by-- Menachem Rosensaft
I never thought I'd see the day when the Holocaust would be used as a tool for "gotcha" politics. But over the last two days . . , John McCain's supporters . . . have diminished the experience of those who suffered and died at Buchenwald, and disrespected the service of the heroic American troops who liberated them.
RNC put out a statement slamming Obama for referring to Auschwitz as he related a family story on Memorial Day. . . . They went on to say that the story raised questions "about his judgment and his readiness to lead as commander in chief."
It turns out that Obama's great uncle—the brother of the grandmother who largely raised him—served in the 89th Infantry Division of the United States Army, which liberated Ohrdruf, part of Buchenwald. But astonishingly, that only served to fan the flames for those on the right who saw an attempt to use the heroic service of Obama's uncle against him.
This morning on the program Fox and Friends, one of the hosts said: "It wasn't Auschwitz. It was a labor camp called Buchenwald."
Meanwhile, a news "crawl" at the bottom of the screen reinforced, in bold letters, that this was "a work camp, rather than an extermination camp."
Rosensaft goes on to recount the horrific details concerning Buchenwald.
Click here to read those details. And try telling the survivors that it wasn't a death-camp—if you dare.