Auschwitz Memorial condemns videos by La. congressman

US Lawmaker Apologises For His Video Shot At Nazi Concentration Camp

US Lawmaker Apologises For His Video Shot At Nazi Concentration Camp

Clay Higgins was criticized for posting a video of himself at the former Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz for political commentary.

At one point in the video, while he was inside a former gas chamber at Auschwitz, Higgins described how prisoners were ushered into the facility and murdered in large groups. Later, he shows the ovens where bodies were burned, and then says: "this is why homeland security must be squared away".

Officials from the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum in Poland were not amused at the video, which Higgins posted on Saturday. "Later Tuesday, it posted a photo of the entrance sign to that building, asking visitors to 'maintain silence here'".

Last month Higgins gained public attention after declaring his support to the Supreme Court's revival of President Trump's travel ban.

The video is seemingly purported to promote the strength of the USA military in the face of threats to national security like the Nazis.

"The threats facing our nation are menacing and real, and the status quo immigration policy falls short". He does not seem to remember that the Nazis were in control of the government and turned against its own citizens, sending them to die at Auschwitz and other death camps under the will of an elected Nazi party.

"A great sense of dread comes over you in this place", Higgins says, leading the viewer on a five-minute, nine-second tour of the site, with a dirge-like solo violin playing in the background.

"Congressman Higgins, Auschwitz is not a television studio", Steven Goldstein, the center's executive director, said in a statement.

As he left the museum he spoke to the camera again, saying the world is a "much smaller place" than it was during World War II and said the U.S.is "susceptible to terror like this, horror like this".

The representative added that the gas chambers prove why the USA military "must be invincible".

In June, the congressman called for the killing of "radicalized Islamic suspects" on his verified Facebook account following the London terrorist attack in Borough Market. Every conceivable measure should be engaged to hunt them down.

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