SWC Exposes ‘Aryan Angel’ in a “Miss Hitler” Beauty Pageant

August 28, 2023

Human Rights NGO Condemns Event Hosted by Russian Social Media Site VKontakte
LOS ANGELES – The Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) was recently able to expose a 42-year-old UK based woman named Sarah Mountford,  or ‘Aryan Angel,’ in the upcoming ‘Miss Hitler’ beauty pageant hosted by Russian Social Media Site VKnotakte (VK).

Mountford also shared that her “views aren’t extreme, you hear the same at every bus stop” and “he (Hitler) has been dead a long time. I didn’t think of the impact his name still has.” Winners were due to be announced on Sunday, September 3 after users vote for their favorite female admirers of Adolf Hitler.
Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean and Director of Global Social Action at the SWC, issued the following statement:

“This is part of an ongoing effort to whitewash the horrific crimes of Nazism, to rewrite history to legitimize a monster who plunged the world into the darkness and perpetrated a genocide that left six million Jews dead, including 1.5 million children. There should be zero tolerance for this outrageous campaign on any, and all, social media platforms.'

The SWC research team continues to monitor the internet and social media platforms like VK for online hate speech and anti-Semitic messages. For example, earlier this year the research team discovered Nazi paraphernalia for sale on Amazon.  

For further information contact the Center’s Communications department at pressinquiries@wiesenthal.com, join the Center on Facebook, or follow @simonwiesenthal for news updates sent directly to your Twitter feed. Media can also contact James Lambert, Vice President at Rubenstein Public Relations, at jlambert@rubensteinpr.com or at 1-212-805-3024.
About the Simon Wiesenthal Center  

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is an international Jewish human rights organization. It holds consultative status at the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the Council of Europe, the OAS and the Latin American Parliament (PARLATINO).

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