U.K. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn visits Nazi death camp in Czech Republic



Jeremy Corbyn. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(JNS.org) United Kingdom’s Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who has been plagued by allegations of personal and party-wide anti-Semitism, visited the site the Theresienstadt concentration camp in the Czech Republic during a trip to continental Europe to meet with left-wing political leaders. 

During the visit, Corbyn tweeted pictures of himself at the former death camp site, saying "Yesterday, I visited Terezin Memorial—a World War II concentration camp and former Jewish ghetto” and “Never forget.”

A British parliamentary committee report in October had said that Corbyn does not fully comprehend “the distinct nature of contemporary anti-Semitism” and suggested that his party is “institutionally anti-Semitic.”

In an interview before the visit, Corbyn said called the Terezin memorial a “vital reminder of the genocidal crimes carried out during the Second World War and the dangers that far-right politics, anti-Semitism, and racist scapegoating pose to society,” The Independent reported. 

“We must never forget the horrific crimes perpetrated by the racist, far-right Nazi regime in Europe and the justice of the struggle waged by the Allied forces and the anti-fascist resistance against it,” he said. “It is an obligation for all of us to work together to build a world of respect, tolerance, and peace.”

Posted on December 7, 2016 .