This poster just compared Nigel Farage to Hitler

Nigel Farage has unveiled a Brexit poster which looks uncannily similar to Nazi propaganda.

Brendan Harkin noticed the similarity first, and a subsequent tweet by Connor Beaton had more than 2,500 retweets.

The screenshots come from Episode 1 of the BBC documentary 'Auschwitz: The Nazis and The Final Solution', available on Netflix.

The German propaganda video says: "These are the type of Eastern Jews who flooded Europe's cities after the last war - parasites undermining their host countries. Threatening thousand year old cultures and bringing with them crime, corruption and chaos."

Ukip leader Nigel Farage speaks to the media
(Philip Toscano/PA )

As the referendum on whether Britain should stay in the European Union draws closer, Farage used a fleet of vans to spread his message that Britain was at 'breaking point' after being overrun by migrants.

The poster was controversial on Twitter, with author and playwright Bonnie Greer quoting Hermann Göring, a leading member of the Nazi party during World War II, as saying: "All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked. Works the same way in any country."

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