Antisemitism may not have been center-stage at the rampaging mob that stormed and ransacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, but the stench of Jew-hate was in the air. From the participation of numerous QAnon and Proud Boys members, to the presence of a rioter wearing a “Camp Auschwitz” hoodie and another in a “6MWE” (Six Million Wasn’t Enough) tee shirt, it was part of the insurrection.
Quote: “An image of Packer inside the Capitol, whose sweatshirt bore the name of the Nazi concentration camp where about 1.1 million people were killed during World War II, has evoked shock and disbelief on social media. The bottom of his shirt stated, ‘Work brings freedom,’ which is the rough translation of the phrase ‘Arbeit macht frei’ that was on the concentration camp’s gates.”
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