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A T-shirt designed by Canadian TV producer Susan Standfield comparing COVID-19 vaccinations to the Holocaust. 

The Jewish community in Canada is outraged over a T-shirt created by a Vancouver woman that compares the COVID-19 vaccinations to the Holocaust, Canadian television network CTV News reported on Saturday.

TV producer Susan Standfield designed a line of anti-vaccine and anti-mask T-shirts, and her most recent design is a white short-sleeve shirt that features a yellow star with the words “COVID Caust” in the center. The shirt is a clear reference to the Holocaust and the yellow stars that Nazis forced the Jews to wear.

Stanfield said in an online video that she used the design to show she is being “systematically targeted” for her views.” She added, “We are the official yellow star class in Canada, so that’s why I made that design.”

Standfield also claimed that the COVID-19 vaccine rollout is like the Holocaust in its attempt to exterminate the “old, disabled and indigenous.” She told CTV News “my design is an act of solidarity among all persecuted people.”

Michael Mostyn, CEO of B’nai Brith Canada, condemned “this trafficking in Holocaust imagery in order to promote COVID-19 conspiracy theories.” He said, “There can be no comparison between masks and vaccines, which are intended to save lives, and the cruel murder of six million Jews and millions of others by the Nazis and their collaborators.”

Dr. Michael Elterman, a member of Vancouver’s Jewish community and the chair of the former Canadian Jewish Congress, told CTV News: “The whole idea of a vaccine is to save people’s lives and yet this person seems to be associating this logo with the Holocaust, with the genocide of a people. It’s irrational, it makes no sense.”

“They (Standfield) are including probably one of the most horrific pieces of Jewish history,” he said. “It’s a time in our history when we were identified for genocide, it was a hurtful time.”

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