IHRA Executive Secretary statement on Holocaust reference in Alabama Abortion Bill

Dr Kathrin Meyer, IHRA’s Executive Secretary, speaks about how comparisons between the Holocaust and abortion trivialise the mass atrocities committed against Jewish communities.

The text of Alabama’s bill on abortion (HB 314) compares abortion to the Holocaust, among other genocides and mass atrocity crimes.

“The comparison made between abortion and the Holocaust is abhorrent. The suggestion is offensive and trivializes the Holocaust, offending the memory of Holocaust victims and survivors. These two matters are in no way related and to seek to make this comparison for political purposes is completely unacceptable.”

Dr Kathrin Meyer
IHRA Executive Secretary