The Simon Wiesenthal Centre (SWC) exposed the winner of the Miss Hitler beauty pageant.
Sarah Mountford, a 42-year-old mother from Oxfordshire, England, won the online beauty competition „Miss Hitler”, run by the Russian social media site VKontakte, reports The Jerusalem Post.
The woman, a member of the far-right group Britain First, entered the competition under the pseudonym „Miss Aryan Angel” since the site encourages its users to use pseudonyms instead of their real names in the competition.
According to the site, the online competition aims to promote a „healthy Hitlerian competition.” Entrants must submit a personal statement in which Mountford described herself as a „straight, white, pure-blood female with a longing to return to traditional ways, in accordance with nature. Blood and soil. Ancestors and honour. Our people matter.”
After the result of the competition was publicly revealed, with Mountford on the podium, the contestant said, „It was just a bit of fun, really, a spur-of-the-moment thing. I didn’t set out to upset anyone. It’s not like I’ll get a crown – it’s more of a poll. I’ll try to get it taken down. My views aren’t extreme; you hear the same at every bus stop,” adding, „He [Hitler] has been dead a long time. I didn’t think of the impact his name still has.”
The SWC’s director of global social action, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, said: „This is part of an ongoing effort to whitewash the horrific crimes of Nazism, to rewrite history to legitimise a monster who plunged the world into the darkness and perpetrated a genocide that left six million Jews dead, including 1.5 million children.”