Deves tweets: Warringah candidate invited to visit Jewish museum ahead of election
Katherine Deves has been invited to the Jewish Museum of Sydney for the second time after linking anti-trans lobbying to Nazi resistance in since-deleted posts.
Liberal candidate Katherine Deves has been asked for a second time to accept an offer to visit the Jewish Museum in Sydney amid controversy raging over her references to the transgender community and Nazism.
The Warringah candidate compared her efforts to stop transgender women from competing in women’s sports to standing up to the Nazis during the Holocaust in a maintenance in 2021and made reference to the “rainbow reich” in since-deleted social media posts.
NSW Jewish Board of Deputies CEO Darren Bark and Australian Jewry Executive Council co-CEO Peter Wertheim told news.com.au that Ms Deves should reflect on her past comments.
“All of these Nazi analogies are historically inaccurate and fundamentally flawed,” he said.
“Next week, the Jewish community will commemorate Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, highlighting the contrast between the free and peaceful life we enjoy in Australia and the life of fear imposed on all who lived under the regime. Nazi murderer.
“If the moral imperative of ‘never again’ is to have any genuine meaning, it must begin with a deep understanding of the difference between the blessings of freedom and the horrors of tyranny.”
News.com.au understands that Ms Deves’ guardians have rejected a visit to the Jewish Museum, angering some members of the community.
“We reiterate our invitation to Ms. Deves to visit the Jewish Museum of Sydney, hear survivors speak firsthand about what this difference is in real life, and join the rest of the community in saying, ‘More never that,” he said.
On Saturday, news.com.au revealed Ms Deves had described a major gay newspaper as ‘the Rainbow Reich’.
In the latest of her multiple Holocaust references in her online attacks on the trans community, the Liberal-backed candidate for Warringah made the comments on her now-deleted Twitter account.
“Pink News?” she wrote.
“Bahahaha. He’s just a mouthpiece for misogynists and the Rainbow Reich.
The history of the nation-state known as the German Reich is generally divided into three periods: German Empire (1871-1918) Weimar Republic (1918-1933) Nazi Germany (1933-1945).
The comments emerged after Ms Deves – the candidate the PM says must not be silenced – banned the media from a Politics in the Pub event on Friday night.
It was also revealed in documents first reported by The Saturday Telegraph that Ms. Deves told the Liberal Party in a nomination form that she had never posted anything online of an offensive nature.
The documents reveal that Ms Deves is not currently employed but worked as a solicitor for an NSW firm from September 2021 to January this year. She previously worked as a paralegal.
She lists all of her social media accounts at the Liberal Party on March 10, before her entire story was scrubbed just days before Scott Morrison shocked the Liberal Party by announcing her as a ‘captain of choice’.
The Prime Minister, who is resisting calls to jettison Ms Deves, insists the comments are ‘a thing of the past’.
In fact, all of the social media posts are from the past two years, and many are less than a year old.
They claim that surrogacy is “a violation of human rights” that trans teens are “surgically mutilated” and that there is a link between cross-dressing and sexual predators, even serial killers.
The nomination form also confirms that her candidacy was nominated by lawyer Bridie Nolan, the now wife of her opponent’s ex-husband Zali Steggall.
While some have described Ms. Deves as conservative, in fact she is a self-proclaimed TERF – an exclusionary trans radical feminist.
The term “The Rainbow Reich” is often used in TERF online communities to suggest that the trans movement is totalitarian in nature and is destroying the LGBTI community.