A Holocaust survivor who spent part of his childhood imprisoned in a concentration camp had a biting message for a woman who compared vaccine mandates to the Nazis’ treatment of Jews and other persecuted groups: ‘Shame on you.’
Carollynn (Martin) Xavier, a comedian who goes by @carollynn_thechristian on TikTok, recently showed off her new buzz cut and quipped that it was her ‘first day at an unvaccinated camp.’
Nazis famously shaved the heads of concentration camp prisoners before killing them or putting them to work.
Gidon Lev, 86, who was imprisoned at Theresienstadt in Czechoslovakia from 1941 to 1945, did not think Carollynn’s ‘joke’ was funny in the slightest, and has taken her to task in his own viral TikTok video.
The backlash against Carollynn grew so swiftly that she soon deleted the video before setting her entire TikTok page to private.
A Holocaust survivor had a biting message for a woman who compared vaccine mandates to the Nazis’ treatment of Jews and other persecuted groups: ‘Shame on you’
Carollynn (Martin) Xavier recently showed off her new buzz cut and quipped that it was her ‘first day at an unvaccinated camp’
Carollynn’s video began with her wearing a knit cap on her head and smiling at her camera on January 2.
‘I’m really excited to jump on this new trend,’ she said.
‘I’m calling it “first day at an unvaccinated camp,”‘ she continued as she took off her cap to reveal a buzz cut.
Carollynn tilted her head and offered a smug smile to the camera.
The ‘joke,’ as she called it, did not appear to go over well with many viewers, and she had soon commented to say she would be blocking critics.
‘This is probably the edgiest joke I’ve posted in a while,’ she wrote, adding a string of crying-laughing emojis. ‘I’ll have to say bye to some followers.’
Gidon Lev, 86, who was imprisoned at Theresienstadt in Czechoslovakia from 1941 to 1945 has taken her to task in his own viral TikTok video
‘Are you trying to look like a Holocaust survivor because you don’t want to be vaccinated? I was four years in a concentration camp,’ he said, showing off the star he had to wear
‘This is probably the edgiest joke I’ve posted in a while,’ Carollynn wrote, adding a string of crying-laughing emojis. ‘I’ll have to say bye to some followers’
But Gidon Lev made his own video pointing out just how offensive Carollynn’s comparison was.
‘Shame on you,’ he said emphatically.
‘Are you trying to look like a Holocaust survivor because you don’t want to be vaccinated? I was four years in a concentration camp.
‘Here, I wore the star. Do you want me to help you?’ he asked, holding a yellow felt star with the word ‘Jude’ on it.
‘Have the day you deserve,’ he concluded.
The Nazis killed an estimated 11 million people during the Holocaust, including six million Jews.
Their victims were systematically rounded up and transported to camps around Europe, where they were stripped of their belongings and shaved.
At death camps, millions were killed in gas champers immediately upon arriving.
The backlash against Carollynn grew so swiftly that she soon deleted the video before setting her entire TikTok page to private
The Nazis killed an estimated 11 million people during the Holocaust, including six million Jews
In other camps where all prisoners were not immediately killed, millions were ultimately murdered through other means including gunshots, medical experiments, forced labor, starvation, and exposure.
Gidon was one of the fortunate survivors. Born in Czechoslovakia in 1935, he was imprisoned with his mother and father in Theresienstadt (or Terezin) in 1941.
According to his website, he remained there from ages six to ten, from 1941 to 1945, and survived along with his mother. However, his father was transferred to Auschwitz and died during a death march led by the Nazis as the Allied forces approached.
His grandparents were also at Terezin but were transferred as well. Both died at other camps.
While at the Terezin, Gidon says he witnessed public executions, beatings, and torture, while he himself was severely malnourished.
When the camp was liberated, he eventually moved to Canada and then Israel in 1959. He has since authored a book, The True Adventures of Gidon Lev.
Though Gidon used TikTok to stress the inappropriateness of the comparison, his partner Julie Gray told DailyMail.com that he does not ‘condone the vigilante mentality of people doxxing and chasing after people who have made stupid mistakes.’
Fox Nation presenter Lara Logan sparked a firestorm late last year when she compared Dr. Anthony Fauci to the Nazi doctor Josef Mengele
‘This is what people say to me, that he doesn’t represent science to them. He represents Joseph Mengele,’ Logan said of Dr. Fauci. Mengele, dubbed the ‘Angel of Death,’ was a doctor at the Auschwitz death camp in occupied Poland who performed hideous experiments on prisoners
Since last year, there have been numerous examples of anti-vaccine and anti-mask promoters comparing mask and vaccine mandates to the Holocaust — with each instance being vehemently condemned by Jews, Jewish organizations, and Holocaust museums.
Earlier this year, when Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene made the comparison on Twitter, even her fellow conservative Ben Shapiro called her out.
She had written: ‘Vaccinated employees get a vaccination logo just like the Nazi’s forced Jewish people to wear a gold star. Vaccine passports & mask mandates create discrimination against unvaxxed people who trust their immune systems to a virus that is 99% survivable.’
Shapiro soon responded, calling her words ‘demented nonsense.’
‘It is nothing like the Holocaust, and any comparison thereto is both insulting and insane,’ he wrote.
Rep. Dan Crenshaw also responded: ‘Remember when we all criticized AOC for comparing detention centers to concentration camps? Because it was so stupid and insulting to Holocaust survivors? You’re doing the same thing. Just stop. Members of Congress should think before they speak.’
Fox Business anchor Liz Claman was among those to call out Logan for the comparison
Most recently, Fox Nation host Lara Logan was criticized by her own Fox colleague for a similar comparison.
JOSEF MENGELE, THE ‘ANGEL OF DEATH’
Josef Mengele had a doctorate in medicine from Frankfurt University, but used his knowledge in a sickening manner at the Auschwitz concentration camp, where he performed experiments as an SS physician from 1943 to 1945.
Although prisoners transferred to his wing to be studied escaped the gas chambers and were well fed, they often ultimately met an even more painful death.
Mengele regularly performed surgery without anaesthetic and would obtain bodies to work on simply by injecting chloroform into inmates’ hearts while they slept, which would kill them in seconds.
He was most interested in heredity and once tried to change the colour of children’s eyes by injecting chemicals directly into them.
Twins held a particular fascination for him and it’s estimated that he examined around 3,000 – but only 100 pairs survived.
Pregnant women were also singled out. He was known to have performed vivisections on them before consigning them to the death chambers.
The so-called Angel of Death was on the Allied commanders’ most-wanted list from 1944, but he escaped to South America and was never found, despite the best efforts of private investigators and the Israeli secret service, Mossad.
Logan was taking part in a discussion on Fox News Primetime of the Biden administration’s response to the new super-mutated Omicron variant of COVID-19 when she launched into a tirade against the president’s chief medical adviser.
‘This is what people say to me, that he doesn’t represent science to them. He represents Josef Mengele, the Nazi doctor who did experiments on Jews during the Second World War and in the concentration camps,’ Logan opined.
‘And I am talking about people all across the world are saying this because the response from COVID, what it has done to countries everywhere, what it has done to civil liberties, the suicide rates, the poverty – it has obliterated economies – the level of suffering that has been created because of this disease is now being seen in the cold light of day, i.e. the truth, and people see that there is no justification for what is being done.’
Logan’s rant drawing parallels between the long-serving director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the Nazi doctor dubbed the ‘Angel of Death’ coincided with the second night of Hanukkah, a major Jewish festival.
Days later, Fox Business anchor Liz Claman slammed her on Twitter.
‘Let’s stop [with] ANY comparison to Mengele,’ Claman, who is Jewish, wrote. ‘Facts need to be stated. Nazi Josef Mengele performed experiments on Jewish twins; personally killed 14 twins in one night by injecting their hearts [with] chloroform.’
Jewish organizations around the world were also quick to condemn Logan, with the Auschwitz Memorial in Poland accusing the TV presenter of ‘exploiting the tragedy of people who became victims of criminal pseudo-medical experiments in Auschwitz in a debate about vaccines, pandemic and people who fight for saving human lives is shameful.’
The museum, which maintains the site of the death camp where 1.1 million people were systemically murdered, said in a tweet in reference to Logan’s diatribe: ‘It is disrespectful to victims & a sad symptom of moral and intellectual decline.’
Likewise, Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust Remembrance Center also slammed Logan’s comments.
Yad Vashem Chairman Dani Dayan said in a statement that his organization ‘strongly condemns the use – by both organizations and individuals – of the Holocaust, its images and characters associated with it, to further agendas and causes of any kind that are totally unrelated to the Holocaust.
‘Manipulating the Holocaust in this trivializes the horrific atrocities that were perpetrated, and denigrates the memory of the victims and the survivors.’
Mengele joined Heinrich Himmler’s S.S. in 1938 and after serving on the Eastern Front, was transferred to Auschwitz in 1943. He initially gained notoriety for being one of the physicians who supervised the ‘selection’ of arriving transports of prisoners, determining who would be gassed and who would live to be worked to death.
However, he became far more infamous for performing grisly human experiments on camp inmates, including children and twins, in his quest to find a scientific proof of the superiority of the Aryan race.
At the end of the war, Mengele fled to South America, where he lived until his accidental death by drowning in Brazil in 1979.