Mike Pence visited former Nazi concentration camp on Sunday and was joined by a survivor of the camp and other officials. The US vice president apparently did not speak publicly during his tour and recognize the victims of the infamous death camp.
Pence was in Germany to speak at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday (18 February) and traveled to Brussels later on Sunday for meetings with Nato and EU officials.
During his Dachau visit which Pence made with his wife Karen and eldest daughter Charlotte, a tour of the former concentration camp, passing through the wrought iron gate bearing the inscription, “Arbeit macht frei“, or “Work sets you free”.
The group walked around the prison yard and inspected a map showing the camps around Germany and various Nazi-occupied countries in Europe.
The Pences also met with Karl Freller, director of the Foundation of Bavarian Memorial Sites as well as Abba Nabor, a Jewish Lithuanian, a survivor of the camp who now lives in Israel.
When questioned as to why there was no acknowledgement of the six million Jews killed during the Holocaust, Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks said “we are an incredibly inclusive group and we took into account all of those who suffered”, with Holocaust victims including “priests, gypsies, people with mental or physical disabilities, communists, trade unionists, Jehovah’s Witnesses, anarchists, Poles and other Slavic peoples, and resistance fighters”.
Please note how gays and lesbian victims of the holocaust were left out of the above statement.
The Trump/Pence presidential campaign had the full support and backing of the White Supremacist and Neo-Nazi parties.