NewsElon Musk confronts anti-Semitism controversy on private visit to Poland

Elon Musk confronts anti-Semitism controversy on private visit to Poland

Elon Musk in Poland.
Elon Musk in Poland.
Images source: © PAP | Zbigniew Meissner

12:43 PM EST, January 22, 2024

Elon Musk chose to visit Poland privately, beginning his tour on Monday with a stop at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum in Oswiecim, followed by a trip to Krakow.

Main highlight of his visit was his participation in a discussion on internet-based anti-Semitism in Krakow on Monday evening. Alongside Ben Shapiro, he explored how this issue impacts the online community.

Musk is also scheduled to attend a memorial service on Tuesday at the former German Nazi concentration camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Observance of the international holocaust remembrance day

His visit to Poland coincides with the commemoration of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day observed on January 27. These events are administered by the European Jewish Association (EJA).

Musk previously faced accusations of anti-Semitism when he concurred with an anonymous user on SpaceX, who claimed that Jewish communities promote "hatred against whites" and are accountable for attracting "hordes of minorities that flood the country".

Responses to this post were swift. The White House censured these comments, and several prominent advertisers, including the Disney corporation, declared a boycott of the platform. Musk subsequently conceded that his statement was "one of the stupidest things" he has ever done.

Related content