Ed Schultz Opines on the Real Victims of the Holocaust

An MSNBC history lesson.

On MSNBC today, Ed Schultz was discussing remarks made on the floor of the House by Congressman Louie Gohmert and gave an unusual and baffling assessment of the victims of Nazi Germany. Schultz claimed gay men were the "real" victims of Hitler's regime.

"Louie is a little short on his Nazi history. Gay people were really the ones being persecuted in Hitler's Germany," the host stated, his emphasis heavily on the phrase "really the ones being persecuted." Schultz continued to cite the United States Holocaust Museum's statistics assessing the victims at between 5,000 and 15,000 gay men who were interned in concentration camps where, according to many survivor accounts, they were among the most abused, a point the host likewise emphasized. Really the ones, most abused ... most historians place the number Jews murdered by the Nazis at around 6 million, and the suffering and injustices suffered there by all the victims are uncountable. 

This is not to mention the fact that the principle of oppression is understandable and translatable in many contexts and is applicable to all walks of human life over the centuries including, yes, Christians.

Maybe Ed Schultz should be the one brushing up on his history instead of making casual and callous comments.