July 13, 2020
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — DeSean Jackson has accepted an invitation from a 94-year-old Holocaust survivor to visit Auschwitz, a WWII concentration camp in Poland. The Eagles’ wide receiver accepted Edward Mosberg’s invitation during a recent Zoom video call.
“Today I had an opportunity to speak with 94 year old holocaust survivor Mr. Edward Mosberg,” Jackson posted on Instagram. “Thank you Mr. Mosberg for your valuable time and insight today . Im [sic] taking this time to continue with educating myself and bridging the gap between different cultures, communities & religions. LOVE 2 ALL!!!!! TO BE CONTINUED.”
Jackson accepted the invitation in efforts to better educate himself on the Jewish community after he posted anti-Semitic statements on social media.
StandWithUs, a International non-profit Israel education organization, posted a video of the exchange between Jackson and Mosberg.
“On Zoom call, NFL player DeSean Jackson accepts an invitation to visit Auschwitz with 94-year-old Holocaust survivor Edward Mosberg, who held the call dressed in his concentration camp uniform,” the post was captioned. “His visit follows a pledge to educate himself after an antisemitic Instagram post.”
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