Monday, September 13, 2010

Len Teitelbaum: Lenett Exploits Holocaust for Political Gain

Former District 19 Senator Len Teitelbaum sent out this email tonight in response to Senator Mike Lenett's Holocaust mailer.

Lenett Exploits Holocaust for Political Gain

In his latest desperate attempt to take advantage of what he perceives to be any issue, Lenett exploits the Hungarian gold train incident and claims to have recovered $25 Million for Holocaust survivors.

This is an issue that been ongoing since the 1950s and it is a desecration of the memories of the 6 Million Jews who perished in the Holocaust.

The Anti Defamation League of B’nai B’rith has consistently objected to the use of the Holocaust in ANY way, no matter who is invoking it, and no matter for what political purpose it is being invoked. ADL says, "We cannot and will not in good conscience stand by and allow the enormity of the Holocaust - the death of six million Jews - to be invoked in any way that trivializes the memory of those who perished."

In another mailing Lenett indicated that he helped establish the Holocaust Human Rights and Tolerance Resource Center that is being set up at Towson University. I was the sponsor of the bill, Senate Bill 440 in the 2005 session which established the Task Force which formed this Resource Center. All of the work associated with this bill took place between 2005 and 2006. Lenett had absolutely NOTHING to do with this piece of legislation.

This is another example of the gross distortion of facts which characterizes this campaign.

Don't let him exploit these sacred memories.


Len Teitelbaum

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