A wave among TikTok users in which people pretend to be victims of the Holocaust has been classified as “painful and offensive” by the Auschwitz Museum in Poland. Users shared videos in which they appear with fake bruises and wearing clothes similar to what Jews were forced to wear by the Nazis.
The museum, which is on the site of the former Nazi concentration camp, said that some of the app’s videos were “beyond the borderline of trivialization of history”. But he warned against “defaming, shaming and attacking” those who participated in the trend. This fashion has been heavily criticized on social media as “disrespectful” and “disturbing”.
In an internet statement, the museum stated the following: “The stories of people who were arrested and murdered in Auschwitz are incredibly tragic, painful and moving.” He adds that some of the videos “were not created to honor, but to become part of an online trend”.
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