Why these stickers referencing Hitler are causing OUTRAGE in Melbourne as anti-vaxxers compare vaccine mandates to ‘medical apartheid’
- Melbourne’s anti-vaxxers have started placing Nazi-themed stickers around city
- Stickers show Star of David, image of Adolf Hitler and a syringe with messaging
- They are comparing themselves to the persecuted Jews in the Holocaust
Melbourne’s anti-vaxxers have started placing stickers around the city controversially comparing themselves to Jews in the Holocaust as they continue to protest against mandatory vaccinations.
The stickers, which have been spotted around the Victorian capital in recent weeks, show three images – the Star of David, Adolf Hitler and a syringe.
‘What’s the difference between vaccine papers and a yellow star? 82 years. We are increasingly living under National Socialiam. Stop medical apartheid,’ the message reads.
The stickers have caused outrage in the Jewish community, with community leaders calling for the government to take a stand against the propaganda.
Melbourne’s anti-vaxxers have started placing stickers around the city comparing themselves to Jews in the Holocaust as they continue to fight mandatory vaccinations
An anti-vaxxer mocks police pretending to be Adolf Hitler as he walks in front of a line of officers during the Worldwide Rally for Freedom in Melbourne on Saturday
They have been placed on walls, street signs and crossings around the city, usually in areas of high foot traffic.
The Chairman of the Anti-Defamation Commission said the comparison between anti-vaxxers and slaughtered Jews was ‘hateful and cruel’.
‘To hijack the Holocaust, in which six million Jews and millions of others were slaughtered and burned, to suggest that Hitler’s Final Solution is comparable to lifesaving vaccination efforts is to trivialise and downplay humanity’s most immense tragedy,’ Dr Dvir Abramovich said.
The group posting the stickers appear to be relating themselves to the White Rose, a group of students who led a brave and quiet uprising against the Nazis.
The White Rose movement, which included students Sophie Scholl, Hans Scholl, Christopher Probst, Alexander Schmorell and Willi Graf, were founded upon a nonviolent mantra and led by a professor from the University of Munich.
Melbourne has become Australia’s anti-vaccination capital as rallies continue in the Victorian capital against mandatory jabs – with similar scenes also seen in Sydney (pictured)
Dr Abramovich said the founding members of the White Rose movement would be appalled to hear their group were being pulled into a debate over vaccinations.
‘Sophie Scholl and her brother Hans are probably turning in their grave at the sight of this moral outrage,’ he said.
‘Being barred entry into a pub so as not to spread a deadly disease bears no equivalence to the horrors of being segregated in ghettos, or children being shot in the head, or mothers and fathers gassed in Auschwitz.’
Anti-vax groups in Melbourne have made several comparisons between their struggle and that of the Jews in the 1940s, but ironically the government say many of these protests have been hijacked by white supremacists acting as pro-choice.