The National Jewish Assembly strongly condemns the recent circulation of a digitally-altered image of the Rt. Hon. Suella Braverman KC MP, Home Secretary, appearing to be laughing in front of the Auschwitz concentration camp.
The NJA are deeply troubled by the social media users, predominately on Twitter, who have shared the image to intentionally smear Braverman in relation to the UK’s migration policy.
Vice Chairman of the NJA, Laurence Julius, said “To make a mockery of the worst atrocity in human history is affront to all. Six million Jews along with around 5 million others were brutally and systematically murdered in gas chambers. At least 1.1 million people were killed at Auschwitz, of which nearly 1 million were Jews. It is an outrage beyond contempt to the memory of those who perished and to all decent people to make cheap political jibes at the expense of the victims of the Holocaust.”
The use of such an image is not only disrespectful to the memory of those who suffered and died in the Holocaust, but it also serves to spread false information and foment hatred. The NJA calls upon all individuals to refrain from sharing or promoting such images.
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