Israeli basketball players greeted by Auschwitz sign
Istanbul – Players of the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team encountered a disturbing sign when they arrived on Wednesday at their hotel in Istanbul, ahead of their match on Thursday against Darussafaka as part of the EuroLeague.
The players were greeted by a German-language sign reading “Arbeit Macht Frei” (work sets you free), the statement that was found at the entrance to the Auschwitz Nazi camp.
Maccabi center Jake Cohen tweeted a photo of the sign and cynically wrote, “Very curious as to why this sign was posted in our Istanbul hotel. #WeRemember.”