‘These Comparisons Are Increasingly Dangerous’: COVID-19 Skeptics’ Disturbing Obsession With the Holocaust

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is just the latest high-profile figure to equate COVID restrictions with the Shoah. Holocaust experts warn it could lead to more antisemitic attacks and create a new wave of deniers

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Protesters at rallies across Europe equate coronavirus mandates with the Holocaust.
Protesters at rallies across Europe equate coronavirus mandates with the Holocaust.
Ben Samuels
Washington
Ben Samuels
Washington

WASHINGTON – The use of Holocaust imagery to compare COVID-19 health measures to the Nazis’ policies has reached new levels in recent weeks and could help spread antisemitism and Holocaust denial, Holocaust studies experts say.

Republican members of Congress and candidates for state and national office, the party’s leaders and lawmakers on the state level, as well as Fox News pundits have seized on such talking points – to the dismay of Jewish organizations.

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