Holocaust float banned from Rio Carnival

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A float depicting victims of the Holocaust and a Hitler figure has been banned from Rio Carnival after objections from the Jewish community.

A judge issued the injunction, which prevents the float taking part in the carnival parade, after a lawsuit brought by Fierj, the Jewish Federation of Rio de Janeiro.

Judge Juliana Kalichszteim said: "Carnival should not be used as an instrument of hatred, any kind of racism and clear trivialisation of barbaric and unjustified acts against minorities."...

Viradouro's creative director, Paulo Barros, said the float was a "very respectful" reminder of the Holocaust.

"This an extremely serious work, and people think we're mocking," said Mr Barros.

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