German FM pummels crown dissenters for Nazi casualty comparisonsGerman Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Sunday lashed out at against veil nonconformists contrasting themselves with Nazi casualties, blaming them for downplaying the Holocaust and “making a joke” of the fearlessness appeared by obstruction contenders.
The brutal words came after a young lady made that big appearance at a dissent against Covid limitations in Hanover Saturday saying she felt “simply like Sophie Scholl”, the German understudy executed by the Nazis in 1943 for her function in the opposition.
A video of the discourse has just been seen in excess of multiple times via web-based media, with numerous pointedly censuring the speaker.
“Anyone today comparing themselves to Sophie Scholl or Anne Frank is making a mockery of the courage it took to stand up to the Nazis,” Maas tweeted.
“It trivialises the Holocaust and shows an unbearable forgetting of history. Nothing connects the corona protests with the resistance fighters. Nothing!”
In the clip, a steward is seen interrupting the woman on stage to hand over his orange high-visibility vest, saying her words amounted to “minimising the Holocaust”.
“I’m not working security for such nonsense,” he is heard saying before being escorted away.
The young woman, who identified herself as 22-year-old Jana, then bursts into tears before dropping her microphone and leaving the stage.
‘Inappropriate and tasteless’
In another incident last week, an 11-year-old girl addressed an anti-mask demo in the western city of Karlsruhe, likening herself to Jewish teenager Anne Frank because she had had to celebrate her birthday quietly to avoid the neighbours hearing that they had invited friends over.
Frank, whose diary written while in hiding in the Netherlands has been read by millions, was eventually betrayed and perished in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945.
The comparison drew outrage, with Karlsruhe police calling it “inappropriate and tasteless”.
The far-right AfD party has in recent years however challenged Germany’s remembrance culture, senior figures openly calling for the country to stop atoning for Nazi crimes.
Government measures introduced to halt the spread of the coronavirus have triggered large protests in Germany, drawing in people from the far-left, conspiracy theorists and right-wing extremists who claim the curbs infringe on their civil rights.
At a protest in Berlin last Wednesday, police took the unusual step of using water cannon to disperse thousands of demonstrators after they ignored warnings to put on face coverings to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission.
Several hundred people gathered in Berlin again on Sunday for another anti-corona protest.