New Delhi: An image is viral on social media website Twitter, with children standing behind barbed wires and Hitler standing on the other side of the fencing, and comparing it with a picture of PM Modi with his recent interaction with children standing behind barbed wires.
The picture was shared by the Indian actor Prakash Raj (web archive), Twitter Blue subscriber Jaspinder Kaur Udhoke (web archive), Youth Congress former general secretary and Indian National Congress member Sudheer Sidhique (web archive) amongst many other users with followers ranging from 3K to 90K.
We first divided the picture in question into two parts; image1+image2 and then performed the reverse image search on both of the images separately.
On reverse searching image1, we came across this picture on Wikimedia Commons and found the similar image on USHMM (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum). We also across this article on Digital Encyclopaedia of European History’s website which also provides the description of the image1.
The image is from 1945 by Alexander Voronzow and was taken after the Liberation of the Auschwitz Nazi Camp by the 322nd Rifle Division of the Soviet Red Army.
Note: Hitler never visited and meet the child prisoners at Auschwitz.
On reverse searching image2, we came across this picture on Alamy which clearly shows the picture is from 1937 and the original text read: “In this face lies a whole world. Adolf Hitler during the march past of the formation of the NSDAP at the Nazi Party Congress in Nuremberg. We found a similar image on Bridgeman Images which also provides the year of the image2 as 1937.
Thus, the image of Hitler standing with children behind the barbed wires shared by Prakash Raj and others is morphed/edited and not a picture from any real incident.
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