This Holocaust survivor has a powerful message for Sean Spicer

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Sean Spicer hasn’t had a good week. He’s had a barrage of criticism levelled against him after commenting that Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons against his own people, unlike Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.

People have been outraged at the historical inaccuracy and apparent lack of awareness Spicer exhibited.

Among those condemning the Press Secretary is Holocaust survivor Roman Kent.

Kent was born in Poland in the 1920s, and spent the war in the Auschwitz, Mertzbachtal, Dornau and Flossenburg concentration camps.

He has a powerful message for Spicer.

He told Mic:

Anybody can make a mistake. But that's not a mistake. That's ignorance. A complete total ignorance of the most important issue that prevailed during the last year from which so many people died.

To have a person ignorant like this at the helm of our government — because press secretary is very important — it's tragic.

Remember, in Auschwitz alone, 10,000 people were put through crematorium every day.

As far as I’m concerned, a man so ignorant should not be our representative. Ignorance is not an excuse. Not from a man like this. 

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