A group of Israelis who visited the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland yesterday was surprised to see external showers set up at the entrance to the site, The Jerusalem Post website reports today (August 31, 2015).
"As a Jew who lost so many relatives in the Holocaust, they looked like the showers that the Jews were forced to take before entering the gas chambers," Meir Bulka, 48, told The Jerusalem Post.
According to Bulka, all the Jews who visited the site felt it was "very distasteful." One visitor called it a "Holocaust gimmick."
Bulka went to the main offices and asked management for an explanation to the strange scene. Management told him it was "a good way to cool people off on a very hot day."