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Israeli man fined $1,500 for urinating at Auschwitz memorial

March 23, 2018 at 12:06 pm

Auschwitz memorial in Oświęcim, Poland [Wikpedia]

A nineteen-year-old Israeli man has been fined after he was caught urinating on a monument for the victims of the Holocaust.

Polish police were called to the site on Wednesday at around 1pm local time after a museum guide spotted the man, whose identity has not been revealed.

He was questioned for hours and released after apologising and accepting a fine of $1,500.

Auschwitz was the largest of the German Nazi concentration camps and extermination centres. Over 1.1 million men, women and children lost their lives there, the majority – nearly 900,000 – were Jews.

According to Polish law those who desecrate a monument or other public place commemorating a historical event or a person can be punished with a fine or imprisonment.

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