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The last time Germany herded undesirable citizens into detention centers, the Nazis were trying to exterminate the Jews and millions ended up tortured and killed. But Germany apparently didn’t learn from history because now, German citizens who break COVID exposure quarantine rules will be placed in fenced and guarded detention locations.
The Telegraph reports that Saxony officials have already approved plans to detain the rule breakers in fenced sections of a refugee camp. Brandenburg likewise plans to utilize a refugee camp as a detention center.
According to Germany’s Welt newspaper, Schleswig-Holstein plans to detain uncooperative citizens in a section of a juvenile detention center.
Baden-Württemberg has two hospitals with guarded rooms intended to detain quarantine refusers.
The irony of Germany forcing undesirable or uncooperative citizens into guarded detention centers is not lost on the world and the Twitter responses are gold.
I’ve seen this one before pic.twitter.com/Hcnt4CfYFC
— A$APepa (@SapepaSA) January 18, 2021
Well they do have experience with camps.
— Save Parler Len Hubbard (@len_hubbard) January 18, 2021
I can see Hitler smiling from down below as he watches Germany bring back the good old days
— john (@jdejong67) January 18, 2021
Honestly, how is Germany so tone-deaf that they don’t realize how bad it looks for them to detain people in guarded camps after the atrocities done to the Jews in camps not so very long ago.