A new video game, called Sonderkommando Revolt, developed by an Israeli game maker, is due out next month. The developer of the video game described the game as “blast the Nazis fun.” The game is based on the uprising of Auschwitz-Birkenau prisoners on October 7, 1944 when the Krema IV gas chamber was blown up. Players will take the part of Zalmen Gradowski, a real-life Sonderkommando, who was one of the leaders of the uprising. Gradowski was killed during the actual uprising, but in the video game, he will finally have the chance to get revenge on the Nazis through the kids who play the game.
I have never wasted my time playing video games, but my grandchildren spend hours playing. In fact, one of them started playing video games at the age of two, and he is thinking of becoming a video game developer himself. What a great “after Christmas gift” this would be for him! (Just kidding; I would never do that.)