Elon Musk and Ben Shapiro go to Auschwitz-Birkenau to condemn the rise of antisemitism in the West

The president of the Community of Madrid (Spain), Isabel Díaz Ayuso, also went to the concentration camp: "We must not forget that this is where dignity was lost and true atrocities were committed against freedom and against life."

Around six million Jews were murdered by Nazi Germany in concentration camps. The one with the largest number of victims was Auschwitz-Birkenau (Poland), where Elon Musk went privately this Monday along with commentator Ben Shapiro. A few months ago, the president of X (formerly Twitter) was under fire for allegedly allowing antisemitism on the social network.

After the visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau, both spoke at a conference of the European Jewish Association (EJA) held in Krakow, where they discussed the rise of antisemitism in the West since Hamas launched its attacks against Israel on October 7, 2023. Musk took advantage of the conversation with Shapiro to defend himself against the accusations that have been made against him. He also spoke out about the increase in hatred against the Jewish community:

I must admit to being somewhat frankly naive about this. In the circles that I move, I see almost no antisemitism. Two-thirds of my friends are Jewish. Looking at the pro-Hamas rallies that took place in almost every major city in the West blew my mind.

Regarding the conflict in Israel, Musk reacted by condemning the terrorist group Hamas for its attacks against Israelis:

I think maybe the most shocking thing to see was the delight in killing innocent people, the delight in killing kids, and defenseless women and men. There was no remorse, quite the opposite. That requires a level of indoctrination that was extremely intense.

The businessman also mentioned Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) policies. He said that these three terms "really mean discrimination."

Isabel Díaz Ayuso: "True atrocities were committed against freedom and against life"

Another person who attended Auschwitz-Birkenau was Isabel Díaz Ayuso. The president of the Community of Madrid (Spain) pointed out the importance of not forgetting "the true atrocities" that the Nazis committed against millions of people in the concentration and extermination camps:

It is an honor to be here this week for the tribute to the Holocaust and those murdered by the Nazis, including millions of Jews, which is being commemorated here in Auschwitz-Birkenau. It’s an honor to return to a concentration and extermination camp that I have already visited on another occasion, but not with these temperatures or in these conditions. It’s even more overwhelming, since we can imagine what conditions so many millions of people experienced while here. It is something that we must not forget. Not so long ago, this is where dignity was lost and true atrocities were committed against freedom and against life.

Díaz Ayuso also participated in the EJA conference in Krakow where she announced the Hispano-Jewish Museum project promoted by the Hispanojudía Foundation (*Pablo Kleinman, COO of Voz Media, is second vice president of the Hispanojudía Foundation) is making great progress. The museum will be located on Castelló street in the Spanish capital.