Polish teens probed over photo of Nazi salute at Auschwitz
Warsaw – Three Polish teens who made a Nazi salute at the site of the former Auschwitz-Birkenau camp will be investigated by the local prosecutor’s office.
One of the teens posted a photo on Instagram of the three making the gesture in front of the Death Gate, the entrance to Auschwitz II, or Birkenau, where trains rolled through bringing thousands of Hungarian Jews to be gassed.
A representative of the Auschwitz-Birkenau state museum discovered the photo on social media. It was later removed but saved in a screenshot.
Museum officials filed a complaint with the District Prosecutor’s Office in Oswięcim, where the camp is located. Propagating fascism is illegal in Poland.