Eagles’ DeSean Jackson To Visit Auschwitz Concentration Camp

Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson is trying to educate himself after making anti-Semitic remarks on Instagram last week.

According to the Jerusalem Post, Jackson accepted an invitation to visit the Auschwitz concentration camp during a Zoom call Friday with 94-year-old Holocaust survivor Edward Mosberg.

In an open letter to Jackson, Mosberg denounced Jackson’s posts as “heartbreaking and so deeply wrong.”

Mosberg, who survived several Nazi concentration camps, including Mauthausen in Austria, said his late wife was a survivor of Auschwitz-Birkenau, where roughly 1.1 million people were killed between 1940 and 1945.

“The Allied Forces, including American troops, carrying with them American flags fought valiantly and suffered unspeakable losses to stop this evil, the same man you quote!” Mosberg wrote. “I would invite you to join me at the sites of these German Nazi death camps, to understand what evil truly is, and why sharing quotes of the man behind this evil is so offensive to us all.”

“After the terrors of the Holocaust, I was blessed to have the opportunity to come to the United States of America,” Mosberg’s letter continued. “I arrived as [an] immigrant without a penny to my name and worked hard to build a future for my wife and family.”

On Friday, the Eagles penalized Jackson for conduct detrimental to the team, but said in a statement that they’re encouraged by his desire to learn.

“I grew up in Los Angeles, and never really spent time with anyone from the Jewish community and didn’t know much about their history, this has been such a powerful experience for me to learn and educate myself,” Jackson said on the call with Mosberg, according to the Jerusalem Post.

The call was arranged by and the trip will be set up by From The Depths, an organization dedicated to preserving the history of the Holocaust. 

“Dialogue is the key to making this crazy world we live in a better place, with everything so divided is so powerful to bring us all together,” From The Depths founder Jonny Daniels said. “We are working with DeSean and his team to set dates for this trip to go ahead and are happy that DeSean agreed.”

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