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Infowars lawyer: Nazis ‘sold’ concentration camps as quarantine

Robert Barnes, the lawyer who represented conspiracy theorist Alex Jones in a case against parents of children killed in the Sandy Hook shooting, likened the establishment of quarantine measures to Nazis rounding up Jews to bring them to concentration camps.

“Know how the Nazis first sold concentration camps? They called it a quarantine. #ConstitutionOverCoronavirus” said Barnes in the tweet.

In fact, German authorities posted quarantine signs at the entrance of ghettos to prevent non-Jews from entering and seeing the living conditions there.

In recent days, Barnes has published other tweets comparing the quarantine restrictions to measures imposed by the Nazis.

Barnes is representing Jones in a defamation case brought on by parents who lost their children in a school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School after Jones claimed the shooting was a hoax. Jones has been ordered to pay more than $100,000 in the case, which has not yet gone to trial.

An Idaho state representative received criticism for comparing quarantine restrictions to Nazi concentration camps last week.

Molly Boigon is an investigative reporter at the Forward. Contact her at or follow her on Twitter @MollyBoigon




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