Robert F Kennedy Jr. compared vaccine mandates to Nazi Germany during a rally at the National Mall in Washington, DC Sunday afternoon.
The environmental lawyer and anti-vaccine advocate addressed thousands of people assembled at the Lincoln Memorial for the “Defeat the Mandate: An American Homecoming” event, according to NBC News.
“Even in Hitler’s Germany you could cross the Alps into Switzerland, you could hide in an attic like Anne Frank did,” he said as he discussed his 1962 East Germany visit with his father, the former attorney general, where he met people that escaped the regime.
“Today the mechanisms are being put in place to make it so that none of us can run and none of us can hide,” Kennedy, 68, said, according to a tweet from network reporter Ben Collins.
“They’re putting in 5G to harvest our data and control our behavior. Digital currency that will allow them to punish us from a distance and cut off our food supply.”
The comments were rebuked by the Auschwitz Memorial.
“Exploiting of the tragedy of people who suffered, were humiliated, tortured & murdered by the totalitarian regime of Nazi Germany – including children like Anne Frank – in a debate about vaccines & limitations during global pandemic is a sad symptom of moral & intellectual decay,” the museum tweeted.
It wasn’t the only time the Holocaust was referenced by a speaker at the event.
Del Bigtree, CEO of the anti-vaccination group Informed Consent Action Network, invoked the mass murder to threaten journalists and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci, the reporter said.
“Unlike the Nuremberg Trials that only tried those doctors that destroyed the lives of those human beings, we’re going to come after the press,” he said.