Australia - Covid-19 protester in Nazi concentration camp uniform in Melbourne

- A man who is believed to have compared Covid-19 restrictions in Victoria to the Holocaust while wearing what appears to be a replica Nazi concentration camp uniform has sparked outrage.

Footage of the man in the Melbourne CBD on Saturday holding up a "history repeats" sign was sent to the Anti-Defamation Commission, who said there is "no equivalence" to public health measures aimed at saving lives to the Holocaust.

"Nothing in Australia comes even close to the indescribable atrocities carried out on an industrial scale by the Nazis, and to suggest that we are on the road to Auschwitz is beyond words and divorced from reality," chairman of the ADC, Dvir Abramovich said in a statement.

The footage, filmed by a woman who has Holocaust survivors in her family, shows the man standing on Flinders St with the sign wearing striped blue pyjamas.

The woman told Mr Abramovich she and a friend approached the man holding the banner and told him that he is an "absolute disgrace" for comparing Covid measures to the Holocaust.

“No, Victoria is not becoming Nazi Germany and those opposing the vaccination mandate and proposed pandemic laws must stop with their ugly tactics," Mr Abramovich said.