Poland asked to explain naked Nazi gas chamber video

From BBC - November 30, 2017

Holocaust survivor groups have asked the Polish president to explain how artists were able to film a naked game of tag inside a Nazi camp gas chamber.

The film shows men and women running around laughing at the former Stutthof camp, where 65,000 people were killed.

Game of Tag, shot in 1999 by Artur mijewski, was exhibited in Krakow in 2015 despite Israeli objections.

But the filming location was not known until this year, following a visit by the British Royal Family.

Experts compared footage from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's visit to Stutthof and its gas chamber with the Polish video.

In their letter, groups including the Simon Wiesenthal Center, which investigates Nazi war criminals, and the Center Organization of Holocaust Survivors in Israel asked President Andrzej Duda if Mr mijewski had had permission to make the film and whether there were rules of conduct at Stutthof.

They also asked President Duda to "clearly, properly condemn this so-called artwork".

"It's really outrageous. I hope the Polish president will put in place regulations to make sure stuff like this does not happen again," the Wiesenthal Center's chief Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff told the BBC.

"It was banned in Germany, Estonia took in down when we contacted them. In Poland for some reason, which lost six million people - three million Jews and three million Poles - they did not get it," he added.

The Baltic death camp where thousands perished


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