A prominent Israeli Holocaust survivor from Poland who lived through World War II as a refugee in Russia spoke out what he called "demagogues who falsely compare persecuted Jews to migrants from Syria."

Natan Rom, 87, who is among the best-known survivors of the group of refugees known as the Tehran Children, spoke out against recent analogies in international media during an interview ahead of the Russia premiere of a 2007 documentary film about the group's trials.

"The Muslim migrants arriving to Europe are for the most part not refugees but job seekers who belong to what is de facto an invasion," Rom, nee Norbert Kurtzman, told JTA after the Russia premiere of the film "The Children of Tehran" in the city of Kazan during its Limmud FSU conference of Jewish learning.

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