Elon Musk, 2023. Credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP
This week, in a wide-ranging discussion with key Jewish leaders and figures across the world this evening on Twitter (now, X) platform, European Jewish Association Chairman Rabbi Menachem Margolin invited Elon Musk to come to the Auschwitz death camp together with a delegation that includes many European Leaders. The businessman accepted the invitation and said he supports the Jewish people and the state of Israel and he wishes to fight against antisemitism.
Margolin welcomed Musk’s commitment “It is one thing to read a history book or see pictures. But to really understand what the end station of antisemitism looks like, to really understand the depths to which the freedom of the Jewish people was denied and obliterated, to fully understand why we Jews are so worried about antisemitism, a visit to Auschwitz is a necessary and life-changing experience."
The EJA, one of Europe’s largest Jewish organizations representing hundreds of communities across the continent regularly brings European leaders for combined symposiums and remembrance visits to Auschwitz-Birkenau, to remember but also to find ways of combating antisemitism and ensuring that its lessons are learned.