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French protesters compare COVID-19 vaccines to Nazi horrors

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A French Holocaust survivor has denounced anti-vaccination protesters comparing themselves to Jews who persecuted by Nazi Germany during War II. French officials and anti-racism groups joined the 94-year-old in expressing indignation.
As more than 100,000 marched around France against government vaccine rules on Saturday, some demonstrators wore yellow stars recalling the ones the Nazis forced Jews to wear. Other demonstrators carried signs evoking the Auschwitz camp or Africa’s apartheid regime, claiming the French government was unfairly mistreating them with its anti-pandemic measures.
“You can’t imagine how much that upset me. This comparison is hateful. We must all rise up against this ignominy,” Holocaust survivor Joseph Szwarc said Sunday during a ceremony commemorating victims of antisemitic and racist acts by the French state, which collaborated with Adolf Hitler’s regime.
“I wore the star, I know what that is, I still have in my flesh,” Szwarc, who was deported France by the Nazis, said with tears in his eyes. “It is everyone’s duty to not allow this outrageous, antisemitic, racist wave to pass over us.”
Historian and former Nazi hunter Serge Klarsfeld also took a

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