Ignorant Teens Cause Outrage After Conducting Nazi Salutes at Auschwitz

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In 2014, a teen called Breanna sparked a furore online after posting a selfie of her smiling at Auschwitz. Now, a group of teen girls on a school trip to the WW2 concentration camp have managed to take stupid to a new level, after sharing a snap of themselves doing Nazi salutes at the infamous Gate of Death.

The trio uploaded the photograph to Instagram on Tuesday, before swiftly taking it down again – but not before museum authorities at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial spotted it and contacted prosecutors.

Although giving a Nazi salute is not illegal in Poland, the gesture could be counted as hate speech based on religion, which holds a prison sentence of  up to three years.

Ignorant Teens Cause Outrage After Conducting Nazi Salutes at Auschwitz
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The racist image came to light after it was posted to the Facebook group “Racist and Xenophobic Behaviour Monitoring Centre,” accompanied by the caption: “The girls ‘prank’ proves how education about the horrors of the Holocaust and totalitarian systems is needed, especially with anti-Semitism growing in Poland.”

Along with: “young people unknowingly absorb hateful content.”

Polish officials are currently attempting to identify the girls in the photograph, at which point they will inform their school about the incident.

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