Historian Neil Oliver compares European covid lockdowns to Nazi propaganda in TV rant


Historian and archaeologist Neil Oliver has compared an Austrian lockdown of unvaccinated citizens to a Nazi era propaganda campaign in a tirade on GB News.

Mr. Oliver, a former BBC documentary filmmaker, made the statement as part of an uninterrupted nine minute monologue on his Saturday evening show on GB news.

He said: “In Poland in 1941 there was a propaganda campaign that spread the message that Jews spread typhus, a lethal disease. Blaming an identifiable minority for the spread of disease is a ghost we should have laid to rest long ago.”

In the speech, Mr Oliver appeared to be comparing unvaccinated Austrians to Jews blamed by the Nazi regime for spreading typhus in ghettos in occupied Poland.

This weekend, Austria announced that they would be entering a full lockdown as covid cases surge, increasing restrictions from the unvaccinated to the entire population. The chancellor also announced that from February 1st, there would be a legal requirement to be vaccinated.

Mr. Oliver has previously attracted criticism for his views on Covid after he said in a monologue that “If my freedom means you might catch Covid from me, then so be it.”

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