Elon Musk goes to the Auschwitz extermination camp

The tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has been to the Auschwitz extermination camp. The meeting takes place just weeks after Mr. Musk apologized for supporting an antisemitic conspiracy theory and following harsh criticism of how X, the old Twitter, handles antisemitic remarks. Reputable Jewish figures urged Mr. Musk to visit one of the Holocaust’s most significant locations. Later, at a conference organized by the European Jewish Association (EJA), he would speak about internet antisemitism.

During World War Two, Nazi Germany slaughtered at least 1.1 million people at the Auschwitz death camp in occupied Poland. There were almost a million Jews. More than 200,000 of them were youngsters and young people, according to the museum. During a private visit to the location, Mr. Musk placed a wreath and took part in a memorial service that included lighting a candle. Pictures of him there showed him standing next to Holocaust survivor Gidon Lev, his son on his shoulders.

Apple, Disney, and IBM halted advertisements on X due to the backlash following Mr. Musk’s enthusiastic agreement with an antisemitic post. The businessman responded by accusing the advertisers of trying to “blackmail” him with money and by using foul words to show his contempt for what they were doing. When the CEO of Tesla, who assumed control of the platform in October 2022, responded to a post on X with the words “You have said the actual truth” in November, he was accused of antisemitism. The message falsely claimed that Jewish communities inspire hatred against White people. His post incited outrage on the internet, and the White House swiftly denounced it.

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