Groups representing Holocaust survivors are demanding that the Polish president explain why artists where allowed to film a naked game of tag inside of a former Nazi gas chamber.
The Organization of Holocaust Survivors in Israel, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, and a number of other groups sent the request for clarification to President Andrzej Duda on Wednesday.
The video was shown in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow in 2015. The letter sent by the groups read:
“At the time, no comment or word of critique was heard from Polish official sources regarding the video, neither from the Prime Minister’s office, nor from any official/ government representative- not Poland’s Ministry of Culture or Foreign Ministry, or from Krakow’s city mayor. Extensive research recently revealed that the site where the video was filmed is the gas chamber at the Stutthof concentration camp, and it is this discovery which prompted the demand for clarifications from the Polish leaders and the administration of the Stutthof concentration camp site (and museum)."
The art installation called "Game of Tag" was also shown at a museum in Estonia before being pulled after protests.