Sunday, January 1, 2017

Auschwitz "Escape Room" Eliminated in Greece; Game Allowed Auschwitz Escape, Offended Jews

An entertainment company in Greece has eliminated a game in which players use clues to escape from a room themed around the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, the Jerusalem Post website reports today (January 1, 2017).

The Rubicon agency -- which is located in the northern Athens suburb of Galatsi -- in recent weks advertised the Auschwitz "escape room" on social media. Jews and other complained it was disrespectful to Holocaust victims.

A spokesman of the firm responsible for the game said it had been scrapped and that the decision to create it did not take into account "that this could cause offense."

Escape room games feature a space -- often with a dramatic theme -- in which a group of players is locked in until they find a way out based on a series of clues, riddles, or puzzles.

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