Hundreds of Jewish scholars of holocaust history call on Americans to ‘mobilise in solidarity’ against Trump

‘Our reading of the past impels us to resist any attempts to place a vulnerable group in the crosshairs of nativist racism’  Mr Trump’s presidential campaign has emboldened the American far-right, energising white supremacists and helping to unleash a swarm of online anti-Semitism AFP/GettyHundreds of Jewish scholars of the holocaust have signed a statement condemning the “hateful and discriminatory language and threats” against minorities during Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, and called on Americans to “resist attempts to place vulnerable groups in the crosshairs of nativist racisms.”The statement, signed by more than 250 Jewish professors from across America, expresses the need to “evaluate where the country stands” following the election, and “resist the degradation of rights that Mr Trump’s rhetoric has provoked.”Published in the online LA-based Jewish Journal, the message opens by stating: “As scholars of Jewish history, we are acutely attuned to the fragility of democracies and the consequences for minorities when democracies fail to live up to their highest principles.

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