Auschwitz museum, located in Poland, minced no words reacting to a development inside the US, as it blasted vaccine deniers for donning yellow stars similar to what the Nazis used on Jews.
"Instrumentalizing the fate of Jews who were persecuted by hateful anti Semitic ideology and murdered in extermination camps like #Auschwitz with poisonous gas in order to argue against vaccination that saves human lives is a symptom of intellectual and moral degeneration," the museum said in its Twitter account.
Instrumentalizing the fate of Jews who were persecuted by hateful antisemitic ideology and murdered in extermination camps like #Auschwitz with poisonous gas in order to argue against vaccination that saves human lives is a symptom of intellectual and moral degeneration.— Auschwitz Memorial (@AuschwitzMuseum) 29 марта 2019 г.
Antivax protests took place in Texas in response to New York's Rockland County measure of banning unvaccinated children from public spaces over an ongoing measles epidemic, taken 26 March. The protests were spearheaded by anti-vaccination activist Del Bigtree, who donned a yellow star during the 29 March Texans for Vaccine Choice protest.
"This is about the state imposing itself on a person's bodily integrity," the protester declared, cited by Lohud.com.
During the brief existence of the Third Reich, Nazis used yellow Star of David badges spelling out ‘Jude' to brand Jews as a part of their state-run anti-Jewish policy, even before the beginning of mass exterminations in northern European concentration camps.
Last week, the Jewish community had another reason to become upset over the frivolous use of Nazi/Jewish imagery, as Jewish groups around the world blasted German rock band Rammstein for using images of labor camps, complete with Nazi uniforms and prisoners on gallows wearing the notorious yellow stars.