Jeremy Corbyn's brother compares COVID-19 vaccines to Nazi atrocities
The main gate to Auschwitz with slogan 'Arbeit Macht Frei'
(photo credit: PIKREPO)
“Vaccines are usually a gateway to morbidity and mortality. This cynical newspaper headline is in the tradition of the Nazi slogan Arbeit Macht Frei (work sets you free)."
Piers Corbyn, the brother of former UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, has been circulating leaflets around London -- including the highly Jewish-populated area of Barnet, comparing the UK government's coronavirus vaccination campaign to the Nazi atrocities at Auschwitz during the Holocaust.
On the front page of the leaflets appeared a picture of the infamous gate at the entrance of the Auschwitz death camp, but instead of the Nazi slogan ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ was written 'Vaccines Are Safe Path To Freedom,’ taking a headline from the Evening Standard newspaper and distorting its message, the Jewish Chronicle (JC) reported.
Piers Corbyn's 'Stop new normal' organization claimed they were responding to a "farcical newspaper headline."
The leaflet stated, “Vaccines are usually a gateway to morbidity and mortality. This cynical newspaper headline is in the tradition of the Nazi slogan Arbeit Macht Frei (work sets you free)."
According to the JC, the leaflet was first promoted on the website of Corbyn's organization on December 8 along with an attack on COVID-19 vaccines with the headline on the website saying “Piers Corbyn asks – Do we need a war on COVID-19 ‘Vaccine’ propaganda?”The story was first broken by political website Guido Fawkes. The Auschwitz Memorial responded to their story on Twitter saying Corbyn's comparison was "an appalling symptom of moral and intellectual decline."
The 'Stop new normal' website explains that Corbyn's movement is "dedicated to campaigning and uniting-in-action the many groups fighting the COVID-19 Contagion fear measures which have cut living standards, jobs, rights and freedoms."Instrumentalization of the tragedy of people who suffered and were murdered in concentration & extermination camps as a result of ideology of hatred in order to argue against vaccination that saves human lives is an appalling symptom of moral and intellectual decline.— Auschwitz Memorial (@AuschwitzMuseum) December 16, 2020
Earlier this month, Piers Corbyn has been found guilty of breaching emergency health regulations at an anti-lockdown protest in London’s Hyde Park, the Guardian reported, as he was "non-compliant" when officers asked him to leave.