It’s not as if anyone needed more proof, but even Eva Schloss — a childhood friend and stepsister of Anne Frank — thinks Donald Trump is a reincarnation of Adolf Hitler.
During an interview on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Schloss weighed in on the atrocities committed in Nazi Germany during World War II against the Jews, adding she feels the American politician could be on his way to do something equally horrible.
“If Donald Trump become[s] the next president of the U.S., it would be a complete disaster. I think he is acting like another Hitler by inciting racism,” she told Newsweek.
Although nearly everything Trump says or does is painfully reminiscent of the brutal Nazi dictator, the media mogul’s rhetoric against Muslims over the past couple of months has drawn multiple comparisons with Hitler.
In fact, the similarities are so uncanny, even Trump’s own admirers sometimes can’t tell the difference between the two.
Apart from criticizing Trump, Schloss also compared the ongoing Middle Eastern refugee crisis to the situation of European Jews during World War II.
"I remember how upset the world was when the Berlin Wall was erected in 1961 and now everybody is building walls again to keep people out. It's absurd,” she stated, before explaining how Otto Frank was one of the many Jewish refugees who were denied visas by the United States during 1940s.
And Schloss is right when she said “we haven’t learnt anything” since more than 27 governors have out-and-out refused to take in refugees fleeing violence in the Middle East.
“The situation today is worse than it was under Hitler because at that time all the Allies — the U.S., Russia and Britain — worked together to combat the terrible threat of Nazisim,” she noted. “If we don't work together, the world will never be able to resolve the threats it faces today.”
Schloss, now 86, currently lives in London. While she survived Auschwitz, Anne Frank, her sister Margot and her mother Edith died at Bergen-Belsen. After the war, Schloss’ mother married Otto Frank, Anne's father.