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Jewish Leaders Decry Comments at St. Louis County Council Comparing Mask Mandates to the Holocaust

posted on August 16, 2021

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch‘s Nassim Benchaabane reports, “Local Jewish leaders on Monday decried comments by people protesting masks and COVID-19 vaccines at recent St. Louis County Council meetings that compared the public health measures to the Holocaust and extermination of more than six million Jews by the Nazi regime.” The comments happened at an August 10 meeting that drew a large crowd protesting mask mandates, and Jewish leaders held a press conference to denounce the comparison on August 16.  “The comparisons minimize an atrocity, said Maharat Rori Picker Neiss, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis. … ‘We have stories, we have experience, we have family members that we have loved and lost, we have painful memories of oppression, of genocide, of destruction,’ she said. ‘We are not political tools in the debate about COVID health.'”

Read at The St. Louis Post-Dispatch