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People are Taking Selfies at Concentration Camps

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By / November 21, 2013

Didn’t think that selfies could get any more egregious? Apparently, young tourists visiting concentration camps in Poland are taking “cute” photos of themselves and plastering them about Instagram. A writer for the German version of Vice documented the seriously insensitive, distasteful pictures, JTA reports.

Brehl collected an array of examples. His 25 top offenders include a girl in mittens giving a thumbs-up sign (hashtags: #auschwitz #birkenau… #chilly #willy”), a grinning girl posed so a Jewish star appears to grow out of her head (#juden #arbeitmachtfrei #treblinka #zyklonB #feelgood), a smiling girl posing at the Treblinka memorial in Poland (#Look #cool #hot #treblinka #Poland) and a photo of the Berlin Holocaust memorial with the hashtag #instacaust.

One of the photos is actually captioned, “Being sad at the Holocaust memorial #interrailing #berlin #holocaustmemorial @racrow,” with two young women making frowny, pouty faces.

Instagram is the worst. Hashtag, hashtag, hashtag.

(Photo from Vice/Instagram)

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