You can read the news article about a new Holocaust game for children at http://www.wnd.com/2016/06/live-and-die-like-a-jew-in-googles-auschwitz-game/#E5quApRwyBxXBrQv.99
The title of my blog post today is a quote from the news article, cited above.
The photo below was copied from the news article.
I have the photo above on my scrapbookpages.com website. This is how the photo originally looked before it was photoshopped into a more incriminating photo. I use Photoshop to enhance my photos, not to make them look worse.
I don’t think that this photo should have been used in the news article. These children are under the age of 15. As everyone knows, children under 15 were sent to the gas chambers at Birkenau.
The young girl on the far right in the photo is Eva Moses Kor who has made a career out of being a survivor. You can read her story here: http://www.rferl.org/content/auschwitz-survivor-eva-mozes-kor/26812368.html
The following quote is from the news article:
An app-based “game” posted on Google Play that let users “live like a real Jew in the Auschwitz Concentration Camp” has been removed after it was widely condemned.
At United with Israel, Colette Avital of the Center of Organizations of Holocaust Survivors said, “We cannot understand how the top management of Google approved such a cynical game, turning the martyrdom of six million Jews into an object for amusement and enjoyment.”
The World Jewish Congress noted that the comment section attached to the app offering attracted anti-Semitic comments. [and the comments were published]
You can read all about Auschwitz-Birkenau on my website at http://scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/index.html
On my website, I have photoshopped some photos, but to make them look better, not worse.
I wrote extensive notes about my trips to Auschwitz in 1998 and in 2005: http://scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/journal.html
I returned to Auschwitz one more time — in 2007. It is very sad to see how Auschwitz-Birkenau has turned into a tourist attraction. It is extremely disconcerting to see Jews walking around the Birkenau camp, laughing. They are laughing “all the way to the bank” as an old saying goes.