B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:
B’nai B’rith condemns Harper’s Magazine for invoking Nazi imagery on its February cover.
The cover, illustrating the story “How Germany Reconquered Europe” is another example of trivializing the Holocaust by making an inappropriate historical comparison.
Such imagery, much like the use of offensive language, such as calling someone with different political views a “Nazi,” desensitizes the public to the unique horrors of the Holocaust.
The global community faces dangers when the significance of the Holocaust is minimized or ignored, and the imagery invoked by the Harper’s cover is a step in that direction.
Harper’s should apologize.