I saw this on my Facebook news feed, posted on a page called “Truth in Crisis”. Is this a real display in the United States Holocaust Museum as the post claims? I’m doubtful as a number of them seem more like a comment on current political and social issues.

Facebook post claiming to show a display from the US Holocaust Museum


According to Snopes, this list was sold in the gift shop of the Holocaust Museum at one point, although it's no longer sold there (it was never an exhibit):

Sarah Rose, who first shared the photograph on social media, confirmed to us that she took the picture in the museum’s gift shop. We reached out to the USHHM to confirm that it sold a poster showing “early warning signs of fascism,” and they told us that the museum no longer carries the poster.

The list was originally created by Laurence Britt in 2003, for an article published by Free Inquiry magazine (a publication for secular humanist commentary and analysis).

The original, non-cropped picture shows a price tag. In addition, the small text at the bottom reads (more visible in this other photo from this Imgur gallery): "Lawrence W. Britt writes about the common signs of fascism":

Here is (a quote of) the article written by Britt.

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    I strongly recommend that the answer very clearly address the fact it was not “From a display…” Something being sold in a gift shop of a museum is different than something being displayed in the museum – Giacomo1968 Jun 23 '18 at 16:34
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    @JakeGould Isn't that clear already? It's mentioned in the first sentence that it was never an exhibit and "gift shop" is even in bold. – Cave Johnson Jun 23 '18 at 22:13
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    @KodosJohnson It’s mentioned as a parenthetical. I would have written it as follows: “According to Snopes, it was never an exhibit: this list was sold in the gift shop of the Holocaust Museum at one point, although it's no longer sold there.” – Giacomo1968 Jun 24 '18 at 0:24
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    I'm still curious why the poster is no longer on sale ...am I getting paranoid? – Hagen von Eitzen Jun 24 '18 at 8:11
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    @Joshua framing. I'd say most they've all been trending up since the conclusion of WWII. – Evan Carroll Jun 26 '18 at 6:16

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