Julian Burnside told by Holocaust survivor to stop referencing Nazis

Jewish leaders, including a 96-year-old Holocaust survivor, have slammed Greens candidate Julian Burnside for continuing to link offshore detention to the Nazis, despite survivors “pleading” with him to stop.

Just days before announcing he would take on Josh Frydenberg in Kooyong, Mr Burnside posted a tweet critical of Scott Morrison’s asylum-seeker policy and attached a quote by Nazi war criminal Hermann Goering.

Moshe Fiszman, who survived Auschwitz and Dachau, sat down with Mr Burnside in June to express dismay at him retweeting an image of Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton’s face superimposed on an SS officer.

Read the article by Richard Ferguson in The Australian.