Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci.
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The Simon Weisenthal Center confirmed receipt of a $25,000 donation from Anthony Scaramucci, days after his Twitter page featured a poll asking users to vote on the number of Jews murdered in 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 stated.
Scaramucci, who is best known for his ten day stint as the White House Communications Director, faced a major backlash after his media venture, The Scaramucci Post, tweeted a poll giving users four options to guess how many Jews they thought perished in the Holocaust, ranging from "less than 1 million" to "more than 5 million."
After social media users and Jewish organizations expressed their dismay over the poll, Scarmucci deleted the tweet and promised a donation to the center.
Since the now-infamous tweets went live, the Scaramucci Post handle has re-tweeted several posts from the Illinois Holocaust Museum, including one of a map of Jewish populations before and after the Holocaust. The museum tweeted at Scarmucci's media account: "
We hope you will look to us as a resource and expert in the fields of Holocaust history and education,'' to which he responded ''absolutely.''