Dear Gov. Huckabee:
Thank you for reaching out to us to discuss your concerns about our criticism of your recent remarks about the Holocaust.
Based upon our conversation and after having listened to your full speech, I now understand that you never intended to make any direct comparison between today’s issues and the Holocaust. Indeed, it was clear from our discussion about the impact of your visits to Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Museum, and your strong commitment to Israel, that you understand why the Holocaust must always be remembered as a unique event in human history.
Reasonable people, listening to the story of the words your daughter penned at Yad Vashem – “Why didn’t somebody do something?” – followed by a reference to the national debt, could interpret that as drawing an analogy. We are pleased to know that this was never your intention.
With all best wishes,
Abraham H. Foxman