Visitors to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp are in for a treat, is apparently what museum management was thinking with their most recent purchase: a brand new outdoor shower sprinkler (at Auschwitz). After all, who wouldn’t love a nice, refreshing shower (at Auschwitz)? The answer, of course, is everyone.
The offending misters appear to have been put up just this past weekend. And people were less than thrilled. As one visitor told The Jerusalem Post, “As a Jew who has lost so many relatives in the Holocaust, they looked like the showers that the Jews were forced to take before entering the gas chambers.”
After complaining to management, the visitor was told that the showers are “a good way for people to cool off on a very hot day.” Which, while true, also ignores the fact that they just effectively installed a makeshift Schindler’s List set at Auschwitz.
See, everything’s fine. Those showers were fake! These are real. The outdoors doesn’t even have a ceiling, you idiots.
After all, as Auschwitz said, “Something had to be done.”