בית ספר ילדים ב פולין הצגה שואה יהודים מדי אסיר ב אושויץ מוצאים להורג ב תאי גזים
The children in prisoner uniforms being gassed
Photo: Tygodnik Zamojski
The children in prisoner uniforms being gassed

Polish school play depicts children in prison uniform gassed

Show at eastern Polish school shows small children dressed up as prisoners led to their deaths in gas chambers, with Nazi officers overseeing process; 'our children must protect Latin culture' says village mayor

Itamar Eichner |
Published: 01.01.20 , 22:53
A school in eastern Poland put on a play showing children in prison uniforms being executed by gas in Auschwitz.
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  • The play was shown on December 10 in the village of Labunie, near the Ukrainian border, as part of a dance recital in honor of the school being renamed after a group of Polish children deported by the Nazis during World War II – some of which were adopted by German families for being "sufficiently Aryan."
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    בית ספר ילדים ב פולין הצגה שואה יהודים מדי אסיר ב אושויץ מוצאים להורג ב תאי גזים
    בית ספר ילדים ב פולין הצגה שואה יהודים מדי אסיר ב אושויץ מוצאים להורג ב תאי גזים
    The children in prisoner uniforms being gassed
    (Photo: Tygodnik Zamojski)
    During the recital, children as young as seven were laying down at the center of the stage, all wearing prisoner uniforms, while a smoke machine mimics Cyclone B gas to represent their execution.
    School recital showing children executed by gas
    (Photo: Tygodnik Zamojski)
    To the side of these kids, two older students were dressed in Nazi uniforms, inspecting the process with barbed wire behind them.
    In the climax of the performance, the "good guys" show up, defeat the Nazis and resurrect the children.
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    בית ספר ילדים ב פולין הצגה שואה יהודים מדי אסיר ב אושויץ מוצאים להורג ב תאי גזים
    בית ספר ילדים ב פולין הצגה שואה יהודים מדי אסיר ב אושויץ מוצאים להורג ב תאי גזים
    Two older students of the school dressed in Nazi uniform
    (Photo: Tygodnik Zamojski)
    Several members of the community were present in the crowd, among them army and police officers and World War II veterans.
    The mayor of Labunie gave a speech at the event, saying that "our children must protect Latin culture."
    A son to concentration camp survivors who attended the event criticized Polish legislators who object receiving reparations from Germany over crimes committed by the Nazis during World War II.
    "We should have their heads shaven as we did with collaborators after the war," the man said.
    According to far-right Polish magazine Gazeta Polska, many schools around the country are putting on similar shows, meant to depict the suffering of the Polish people under the Nazi occupation.
    These plays are shown all across the country as the Polish administration takes severe steps to deflect statements of Polish collaboration with the Nazi occupiers.
    In an August interview with Ynet, Polish Deputy Prime Minister Piotr Gliński stated that he does not deny that Polish citizens conducted atrocities against the Jews during the Holocaust – but insisted that he objects to his administration paying reparations for stolen Jewish property.
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