Czech tourism company Balkanbus appears to be offering trips to the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp as if it were an amusement park, but many are not amused.
A Czech tourism company is offering bus trips to Auschwitz and elsewhere with the images of Holocaust victims and the Nazi death camp on the bus’ exterior.
It suggests that the trip is entertainment, with the bus bearing ads in Czech: “Come to Auschwitz” and “A journey through emotions.”
The bus got its look while used in a movie, but the images weren’t removed, drawing condemnation from the Jewish community.
Balkanbus owner Svatopluk Strava told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he is planning to do something about it, saying “it won’t remain like that” but declined to give details. He said he is consulting a lawyer over the issue.
The company’s website still included the bus’ photo Wednesday.
Holocaust survivor Erika Bezdickova, whose entire family was murdered at Auschwitz, told the Daily Mail she was “appalled” at the site of the bus.
“I think that only a person with no moral decency could make a business out of the Auschwitz catastrophe,” she said.
By: AP and United with Israel Staff
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