also somewhat unspeakable

Illustration by David Olére, a Sonderkommando who survived nearly two years at Auschwitz

Anybody feel funny about this announcement?

The Israeli Embassy in Warsaw said three Israeli jets piloted by descendants of Holocaust survivors would fly over the former [Auschwitz death] camp at noon on Thursday. They were to be joined by two Polish MIG-29 jets.
Well, the authorities of the museum there do.
"It's a cemetery, a place of silence and concentration," a museum spokesman, Jaroslaw Mensfelt, said. He called the planned flyover "a demonstration of military might which is an entirely inappropriate way to commemorate the victims."

[image from The Danish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies]

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Published on September 4, 2003 2:37 PM.

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