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“Hitler Baby”: A Decade of Making Light of One of Worst Mass Murderers in History

Versafy is a Facebook page with 328K followers, which posts entertaining and humorous things.

Or at least endeavors to. This recent post of theirs – from a series showing what some fathers get up to when they are “babysitting” their children – is neither entertaining nor humorous (hat tip: Naomi):

But this isn’t just about one Facebook page making light of one of the worst mass murderers in history. The photo has been passed off this way by plenty of different websites over the 10 years since it was first uploaded to the Internet.

For instance, it was included in this 2016 post by Kid Spot, affiliated with news.com.au, with the caption “Every baby wants to look like Hitler, right?”

Other websites to post it include:

Now I don’t for a second think these websites are run by antisemites. But they are run by people guilty of gross insensitivity.

I also see this as emblematic of the double standards we are seeing regarding offending other minorities vs offending Jews. For instance, do you think for a second a photo of a white baby in black face would feature with a humorous caption on a news.com.au website?

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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