Whoever dreamed up this idea either has a pathetically ill-advised sense of humor, or they simply don’t know the history behind the Auschwitz death camp.
Some genius decided that building a row of mist showers for visitors at the entrance to the former Nazi concentration camp turned museum would go over well. Amazingly, no one seemed to realize the horrific memories and images that would emerge before the showers were installed.
Museum visitor Meyer Bolka told local media that seeing the showers was like a “punch in the gut.”
“As soon as I got off the bus, I walked into the shower contraption. I was in shock,” Bolka said.
“I walked up to the reception and asked the worker there about the showers, she said it was a hot day.”
From the Daily Mail:
The museum management have since issued a statement saying they did not mean to cause offence, and that the showers had been introduced for the comfort of visitors.
However, they said they will review the location of the showers for future visitors.
They also added: ‘It is really hard for us to comment on some suggested historical references since the mist sprinklers do not look like showers and the fake showers installed by Germans inside some of the gas chambers were not used to deliver gas into them.
‘Zyklon B was dropped inside the gas chambers in a completely different way – through holes in the ceiling or airtight drops in walls.’
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