Ban Tik Tok Users Who Participate in Cruel “Holocaust Challenge”

Target: Vanessa Pappas, Interim CEO of Tik Tok

Goal: Ban Tik Tok users that participate in “Holocaust Challenge.”

Users of the social media platform Tik Tok are portraying themselves as Holocaust victims. They film themselves in striped uniforms, reminiscent of those of concentration camp prisoners, and with Star of David armbands that Jews were forced to wear under the Nazi regime. This new trend is called the “Holocaust Challenge.”  The Auschwitz Memorial has said that the videos are “hurtful and offensive.” In a statement on Twitter the museum went on to say, “Some videos are dangerously close or already beyond the border of trivialization of history… The stories of people who were imprisoned and murdered in Auschwitz are incredibly tragic, painful, and emotional. It is crucial to share the individual stories to commemorate and educate. It’s also important to place the stories within the context of accuracy and respect.”

Many of the videos being shared on the platform seem to be motivated solely by being part of an online trend and without regard for the historical seriousness of the Holocaust.

Sign this petition to urge Tik Tok to ban users that participate in this cruel trend.


Dear Ms. Pappas,

The Holocaust is not a historical event that should be trivialized on any social media platform. Young people have recently taken to Tik Tok to share videos of themselves in striped uniforms like those worn by prisoners in concentration camps. Some videos show users wearing a Star of David armband. These were forced upon Jewish people by the Nazis. This trend is hurtful and inappropriate. It is not a productive or educational way of sharing the history of the Holocaust and it does nothing to honor the memories of those who were lost in the genocide or those who survived it.

I urge you to crack down on the “Holocaust Challenge” and to ban users that participate in it from Tik Tok.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Tuende Bede

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  1. Robert Ortiz says:

    The more I hear about Tik Tok the more I think it’s another door to trouble and an avenue for hateful bigots to act out their intolerance an stupidity.

  2. Elizabeth Story says:


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