A board member of the county Republican Party in the US state of Minnesota resigned Thursday following a Facebook post, which has since been deleted, comparing a state mandate to wear a mask amid the coronavirus pandemic to Holocaust-era Jews being forced to wear a yellow star by the Nazis and their allies, according to an Algemeiner report on Thursday.It was first reported that the Republican Party of Wabasha County claimed they were hacked. It turned out, according to Minnesota GOP chairperson Jennifer Carnahan, that the post was placed deliberately.“Upon further investigation, the @mngop learned the Wabasha County FB page was not hacked last night … . The offensive picture was posted by a board member who has resigned effective immediately at our request,” tweeted Carnahan on Tuesday.“We are saddened by the vitriolic post and hope as we move forward that Republicans and Democrats alike will maintain the highest level of integrity, respect and sensitivity. The Wabasha County Board and MN GOP apologizes for this disappointing post,” she added.The board member responsible for the post has not been identified. The meme depicted an elderly person being told to wear a yellow Star of David by a Nazi officer. “Just put on the star and quit complaining, it’s really not that hard,” read the meme’s caption. “Just put on the mask and stop complaining,” read the meme.Jewish groups in Minnesota strongly criticized the Republican Party of Wabasha County for the post.