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February 4, 2015

Auschwitz has been turned into a Simpson’s cartoon

Filed under: Holocaust — furtherglory @ 11:33 am

I was horrified when I read about the Simpson’s at Auschwitz here.

Cartoon characters at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Cartoon characters at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp

Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp

This quote is from the news story about the cartoon:

I scrolled through the pictures I had just received in an email. I looked at them again. And again. The subject line, I realized, went straight to the point: “The Simpsons go to Auschwitz” — a series of drawings by the controversial Italian artist Alexsandro Palombo, depicting the popular yellow cartoon family as famished inmates of the Nazi death camp.

Marge, Homer, Bart, Lisa and Maggie wearing yellow stars, in striped prisoners’ garbs, and undressed in what seems to be the inside of a gas chamber… you get the idea. The “Arbeit macht frei”-sign, the emaciated legs, the fake showerheads — no question, the imagery was painful and upsetting to look at. And the bright, big-eyed cartoon characters with the funny-shaped heads definitely felt out of place.

Isn’t there a law against making fun of the Holocaust?  If not, there should be a law.  I think that this cartoon could be construed to be Holocaust denial.  The maker of the film could be renditioned to Germany, put on trial, and automatically convicted of Holocaust denial.