This Week in Weird Holocaust/Nazi Imagery…

Brazilian Jews are angry at the Viradouro samba school for its plans for a Holocaust- themed Carnival float, complete with sculpted piles of dead bodies. The school defended its float.

Reuters reports:

Meanwhile, across the ocean, Germany’s Green Party is using a picture of a cat that looks like Hitler to skewer extreme rightists. A poster featuring the cat Hitler says “you can’t always recognize Nazis at first glance.” Some were offended by the poster.

Ha’aretz reports:

UPDATE: JTA is reporting that Rio Carnival parade organizers have banned the Holocaust-themed float.

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