Spanish carnival ‘commemorating’ the Holocaust with lingerie-clad female Nazis and dancing concentration camp victims sparks fury among Jewish groups
The carnival in Campo de Criptana was condemned as ‘vile and disgusting’One float had a Hebrew menorah lamp between two crematorium chimneysThe organisers claim the parade was intended to ‘honour’ Holocaust victims
A Spanish carnival parade ‘commemorating’ the Holocaust with lingerie-clad Nazi officers and dancing concentration camp victims has been condemned as ‘vile and disgusting’ by Jewish groups.
The bizarre parade in Campo de Criptana featured dancing Nazis, scantily-clad women dressed as SS officers with dominatrix whips and concentration camp prisoners in sequined tights and Israeli flags.
There was also a float with a giant Hebrew menorah lamp between two crematorium chimneys.
The carnival featured scantily-clad women dressed as SS officers with dominatrix whips
The ‘vile’ parade included dancing Holocaust victims in sequined tights and Israeli flags
A float at the parade featured a Hebrew menorah lamp between two crematorium chimneys
The El Chaparral Cultural Association which staged Monday’s event insisted the parade was intended to be a ‘commemoration’ of those who perished in the Holocaust.
But the Israeli embassy in Madrid tweeted: ‘We condemn the vile and disgusting representation banalizing the Holocaust at the Carnival of Campo de Criptana, making fun of the six million Jews killed by the Nazis. European countries must actively combat antisemitism.’
The Auschwitz memorial museum tweeted: ‘Hard to describe: memory upside-down, far beyond vulgar kitsch, without any relevance, without reflection & respect.’