Today I read this in a news article, which you can read in full here:
“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,” Meir Bulka, 48, told the [Jerusalem] Post .
The Jews were forced to take a shower before entering the gas chamber? This is news to me. Where was the shower room?
I thought that there were only TWO underground rooms in the Krema II and Krema III gas chambers: the undressing room and the gas chamber.
The Krema IV gas chamber was only one room, which was disguised as a shower room. The Krema I gas chamber in the main camp was only one room; the Jews had to undress outside the building, before entering the gas chamber.
The news article continues with this quote:
Piotr Kadlcik, the immediate past president of the Union of Jewish Religious Communities in Poland, …. said this:
“The Germans twisted the concept of shower – a source of cleanness and relief – into the equivalent of pure horror. We shall not follow this path,” he commented. “The unprecedented heat wave during this summer required proper measures. Its a sign of care for the visitors by muse – um staff.”
Colette Avital, the chairwoman of the Center of Organizations of Holocaust Survivors in Israel, said the gesture to sweating tourists was not thought out properly.
“We would expect people who deal with of the Holocaust, especially in a place like Auschwitz, to think before they act and to be more sensitive,” she said
The moral of this story is that there is no pleasing the Jews. There is always something to complain about. The story of the Holocaust has become like an episode of the Seinfeld show.