Wiesenthal Center receives $25,000 donation from Scaramucci

Former WH spokesman fulfills promise made following Twitter poll asking how many Jews perished in the Holocaust.

Gary Willig ,

Anthony Scaramucci
Anthony Scaramucci

The Simon Wiesenthal Center confirmed that it has received a $25,000 contribution from former White House Spokesman Anthony Scaramucci, after a Twitter account associated with Scaramucci posted a poll asking how many Jews were killed during the Holocaust and giving several possible answers, none of them the correct one.

The Wiesenthal Center stated that officials are designating the money to bolster efforts by its Nazi Hunter, Jerusalem-based Efraim Zuroff who is reviewing new lists of Nazi War Criminals known to have forced Jews into the gas chambers at the Nazi death camps. Zuroff is pressuring German authorities to indict surviving members of the infamous Einsatsgruppen, which massacred hundreds of thousands of Jews in Eastern Europe during the Holocaust.

“Even at this late date, a single indictment, a single trial can educate 21st Century youth about the depths of the Nazi barbarity during the Shoah’” Center officials emphasized.

Scaramucci pledged to donate the sum to the Wiesenthal Center after he was criticized over a post by a Twitter account associated with his name.

The Twitter account later reposted the poll, saying it was an educational exercise.