Melbourne Protests: Fury over “White Rose” stickers

Disgusting stickers from a group comparing itself to a historic resistance movement have appeared at pedestrian crossings in Melbourne.

Disgusting stickers from a group comparing itself to one of history’s most famous resistance movements have appeared at pedestrian crossings in Melbourne – arousing indignation from Jewish society.

The stickers, one of which was set up at Gilbert Road, Reservoir, show pictures of the Star of David, Adolf Hitler and a syringe.

“What is the difference between vaccine papers and a yellow star?” it sounds. “82 years. We are increasingly living under National Socialism. Stop medical apartheid.”

The group putting up the stickers seems to be comparing itself to the White Rose movement against the Nazis in the 1940s.

The White Rose was a non-violent, intellectual resistance group in Nazi Germany led by a group of five students and a professor from the University of Munich, including Hans Scholl, Alexander Schmorell, Willi Graf, Christopher Probst and Sophie Scholl.

The group conducted an anonymous leaflet and graffiti campaign calling for active resistance to the Nazi regime.

Their activities began in Munich on 27 June 1942 and ended with the arrest of the core group of the Gestapo on 18 February 1943.

They, as well as other members and supporters of the group who continued to distribute the brochures, faced spectacle at the Nazi People’s Court, and many of them were sentenced to death or imprisonment.

Dr. Dvir Abramovich, chairman of the Anti-Defamation Commission, told that the stickers the Melbourne group compared itself to were “hateful and cruel”.

“Sophie Scholl and her brother Hans are probably turning in their grave at the sight of this moral outrage,” he said.

To hijack the Holocaust, in which six million Jews and millions of others were slaughtered and burned, to suggest that Hitler’s final solution can be compared to life-saving vaccination efforts, is to downplay and downplay humanity’s most enormous tragedy.

“Being locked up in a pub so as not to spread a deadly disease is not equivalent to the horrors of being separated in ghettos, or children being shot in the head, or mothers and fathers gassed in Auschwitz.”

Dr. Abramovich has become more and more concerned about the general comparisons with the Nazi regime in the vaccine debate in Australia.

He said those who post pictures linking the two are traumatizing members of Jewish society, especially for Holocaust survivors and those who lost family members to the Nazi regime.

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