Hanover (dpa / lni) - During demonstrations by the organization “lateral thinking”, the Central Council of Jews in Germany has seen the Holocaust being relativized several times.

For months one had to watch how the "demonstrations of the Corona deniers relativize the Shoah and its victims and resistance fighters against National Socialism are being instrumentalized without restraint," said President Josef Schuster on Monday of the newspaper "Main-Post".

«Just as the demonstrators take no account of the health of other citizens, they also have no respect for Nazi victims.

It's a disgusting spectacle, ”criticized Schuster.

On Saturday, a speaker at a "lateral thinking" demonstration against the Corona measures in Hanover compared herself with the resistance fighter against National Socialism, Sophie Scholl.

Scholl was sentenced to death by the Nazi regime in 1943 and executed at the age of 21.


In a video from the rally, which was clicked more than two million times on Twitter by Monday, the woman speaks from a small stage to the audience.

“I feel like Sophie Scholl, because I've been active in the resistance for months, giving speeches, going to demos, handing out flyers and registering for meetings since yesterday,” she says.

The comparison made waves, Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) tweeted: "Anyone who compares himself to Sophie Scholl o Anne Frank today is mocking the courage it took to take a stand against the Nazis."

In Karlsruhe, an eleven-year-old had recently read a speech in which she said her birthday party was different than it used to be: «We had to be quiet the whole time, because otherwise we might have been tipped off by our neighbors.

I felt like I was with Anne Frank in the Secret Annex (...) »Anne Frank had lived with her family in Amsterdam from 1942 to 1944 in hiding from the German National Socialists, where she wrote her world-famous diary.

She died in the spring of 1945 in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp at the age of 15.

Video of the speaker's appearance


Tweet from Maas

Article of the "Main-Post"

About Sophie Scholl