Auschwitz Museum blasts Ohio Rep Warren Davidson for comparing vaccine passports to Nazis ID cards

Ohio Republican Warren Davidson was blasted by the Auschwitz Museum for ‘exploiting the tragedy’ of the Holocaust by comparing COVID-19 vaccination cards to Nazi identification cards.

Davidson, 51, who represents Ohio’s 8th District, compared COVID-19 vaccination cards and vaccinate passports to Nazi segregation before claiming ‘dehumanization and segregation are underway.’ 

The congressman claimed that the Nazis forced Jews to carry an identification card to dehumanize them before ‘segregating,’ ‘imprisoning,’ and ‘massacring them.’

‘Let’s recall that the Nazis dehumanized Jewish people before segregating them, segregated them before imprisoning them, imprisoned them before enslaving them, and enslaved them before massacring them,’ he said on Twitter on Wednesday after retweeting DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s post reminding citizens about the upcoming vaccine passport requirements. 

‘This has been done before. #DoNotComply.’  

It is unknown if the congressman is vaccinated against the coronavirus.  

Ohio Republican Warren Davidson, 51, has been blasted by the Auschwitz Memorial for comparing CDC vaccination cards and vaccine passports to Nazi ID cards 

The Museum slammed the politician for 'exploiting' the 'tragedy of all the people' who 'suffered, were humiliated, tortured and murdered' by Nazi Germany between 1933 to 1945

The Museum slammed the politician for ‘exploiting’ the ‘tragedy of all the people’ who ‘suffered, were humiliated, tortured and murdered’ by Nazi Germany between 1933 to 1945

The Auschwitz Museum in Poland responded to the Ohio Representative’s tweet, blasting the politician for ‘exploiting the tragedy of all the people’ who ‘suffered’ between 1933 to 1945. 

The organization also slammed the representative, saying he had ‘moral and intellectual decay.’ 

The Museum scathingly wrote: ‘Exploiting of the tragedy of all people who between 1933-45 suffered, were humiliated, tortured & murdered by the totalitarian regime of Nazi Germany in a debate about vaccines [and] covid limitations in the time of global pandemic is a sad symptom of moral and intellectual decay.’

The Ohio representative said the Nazis used these ID cards (pictured) to 'segregate,' 'imprison,' and to 'enslave' Jews before 'massacring them'

The Ohio representative said the Nazis used these ID cards (pictured) to ‘segregate,’ ‘imprison,’ and to ‘enslave’ Jews before ‘massacring them’ 

The Polish organization wasn’t the only one offended by Davidson’s remarks. 

Yad Vashem, a worldwide Holocaust research organization in Israel, also commented on Davidson’s post, ‘condemning the use of the Holocaust to further agendas.’ 

The organization wrote on Twitter: ‘Yad Vashem strongly condemns the use of the Holocaust to further agendas that are totally unrelated to the Holocaust. Manipulating the Holocaust in this way trivializes the horrific atrocities that were perpetrated & denigrates the memory of victims and survivors.’

Jon Wolfsthal – who was a former assistant to Joe Biden while he was a Vice President and a Holocaust survivor’s son – called the congressman’s remarks ‘hurtful’ and ‘offensive.’ 

‘Dear Congressman,’ he wrote on Twitter. ‘My father spent 2+ years in a Nazi concentration camp. I would like to talk and help you understand both why these remarks are offensive and hurtful and why you are incorrect in your comparison. Please DM me to arrange a call if you believe in dialogue.’ 

Despite backlash, the small-town district politician continued to make it clear that he does not oppose the vaccine, but rather ‘opposes mandates and passports.’

In a later tweet on Wednesday, Davidson posted the ‘cliff notes’ of his stance on vaccines, mandates, and medical passports, writing: ‘Cliff Notes: opposition to vaccine mandates ≠ opposition to vaccines ≠ opposition to vaccine passports.’ 

CDC vaccination card

Nazi ID card

He compared the CDC vaccination card (left) and vaccine passports to the Nazi IDs (right) as several cities have moved to not allowing unvaccinated citizens into restaurants and indoor activity, which he claimed is promoting ‘mass formation psychosis,’ which suggests that promoting mass vaccinations and vaccine passports will force people to get inoculated 

Others also criticized Davidson, such as Yad Vashem, a worldwide Holocaust research organization, who said it 'strongly condemns the use of the Holocaust to further agendas'

Others also criticized Davidson, such as Yad Vashem, a worldwide Holocaust research organization, who said it ‘strongly condemns the use of the Holocaust to further agendas’ 

He did make it clear that he ‘voted to fund vaccine development and distribution,’ but claimed his comparison simply came down to protecting Ohioans’ ‘freedom to choose.’  

Ohio does not have a vaccine passport requirement and the Ohio House banned implementing one, as well as, vaccine mandates.  

The following day, he continued his derision of medical passports by retweeting a post regarding an unvaccinated five-year-old not being allowed into restaurants. The Republican used this opportunity to claim that ‘mass formation psychosis is real.’ 

‘Mass formation psychosis’ has been bought up in the fight against COVID-19 before and many doctors have commented on the theory. ‘Mass formation psychosis’ is a theory that promoting messages encouraging citizens to get vaccinated against the virus will ‘hypnotize’ them to follow these rules against their will. 

Anti-vaxx doctors like Robert Malone, who has recently adopted the theory himself, compared it to Nazism. 

He apologized to his 'Jewish friends' on Thursday and offered her 'sincerest apologizes' for 'offending anyone'

He apologized to his ‘Jewish friends’ on Thursday and offered her ‘sincerest apologizes’ for ‘offending anyone’ 

‘They literally become hypnotized and can be led anywhere…They will follow that person – it doesn’t matter whether they lie to them or whatever, the data are irrelevant,’ Malone said on the Joe Rogan podcast in late December. 

He also stated that the ‘phenomenon’ was in charge for the rise of Hitler, according to The Oregonian.  

Despite his active stance on vaccine passports over the last few days, the Republican did apologize to his ‘Jewish friends.’ 

He wrote on Thursday: ‘For my Jewish friends, and all others, my sincere apologies.’ The apology was attached to a longer statement where the Congressman quoted Mark Twain and appeared to defend his actions. 

He wrote: ‘”History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” – Mark Twain. I had hoped to point that out,’ he wrote on Twitter. ‘Bad things happen when governments dehumanize people. 

‘Sometimes, there is a next step – to systematically segregate them. Unfortunately, any reference to how the Nazis actually did that prevents a focus on anything other than the Holocaust.’ 

The congressman also said he ‘appreciates my Jewish friends’ and that he ‘feels horrible’ for ‘offending anyone.’ has attempted to contact Congressman Davidson for comment.  


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