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This Adolf Hitler Statue Used For Selfies Is Probably A Bad Idea

Story from: 2oceansvibe.com

Oh dear.

Over in Java, there once stood a life-size fibreglass model of Adolf Hitler in a museum. Worst still, the background was that of the gates of Auschwitz, the largest German Nazi concentration camps and extermination centres.

Eish.

Although De ARCA Statue Art Museum said it “only wanted to educate”, the international community reacted with outrage when pictures were seen on social media, reports BBC:

“We don’t want to attract outrage,” the museum’s operations manager, Jamie Misbah, told news agency AFP.

But the thing that irked people the most was was that the scene was used by people to take selfies:

Pictures on social media show numerous people posing with the fibreglass statue, including a group of young boys dressed in orange uniforms performing a Nazi salute.

Not a good look.

Rabbi Abraham Cooper, of Jewish human rights organisation The Simon Wiesenthal Center, below:

“Everything about it is wrong. It’s hard to find words for how contemptible it is.

“The background is disgusting. It mocks the victims who went in and never came out.”

This isn’t the first time a controversial issue relating to Nazi Germany has happened in Java; less than a year ago a Nazi-themed cafe was forced to shut down.

Gosh.

[source:bbc]

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