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Israeli, 19, Detained for Urinating on Memorial at Auschwitz

Haaretz-March 23, 2018

A 19-year-old Israeli was detained at the Auschwitz-Birkenau state museum after he was caught urinating on a memorial commemorating the victims of the camp.

He was questioned for several hours and released on Wednesday after voluntarily accepting a fine as punishment, according to local reports. The fine reportedly was $1,500.

According to Polish law those who desecrate a monument or other public place commemorating a historical event or a person can be punished with a fine or imprisonment.

The young Israeli was detained on Wednesday at about 1 p.m. According to witnesses, he urinated on a monument located near the ruins of the crematoria in the former Birkenau camp. The action was noticed by the museum’s guide who notified museum guards, who in turn called the police. [,,,]

2 Comments on Israeli, 19, Detained for Urinating on Memorial at Auschwitz

  1. This made a headline in Polish news. But consider: you are on a school trip, got couple of crappy beers because all the breweries were taken over by western corporations not making them the same way it used to be, your urine system under huge pressure, no public jacks… what else can you do?

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