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PEOPLE PLAYED NAKED TAG INSIDE NAZI GAS CHAMBER 'FOR ART' (VIDEO)

A video showing a group of people playing a game of naked tag inside a Nazi gas chamber has sparked outrage.

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People run around naked inside a gas chamber in artwork The Game of Tag (Picture: Artur Żmijewski)

Holocaust survivor groups have slammed the footage and have demanded to know why Poland’s president allowed the video to be filmed.

The film shows men and women running around laughing at the former Stutthof camp, where 65,000 people were killed.

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Game of Tag, shot in 1999 by Artur Żmijewski, was exhibited in Krakow in 2015 despite Israeli objections.

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But the filming location was not known until this year, following a visit by the British Royal Family.

Experts compared footage from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's visit to Stutthof and its gas chamber with the Polish video.

In their letter, groups including the Simon Wiesenthal Center, which investigates Nazi war criminals, and the Center Organization of Holocaust Survivors in Israel asked President Andrzej Duda if Mr Żmijewski had had permission to make the film and whether there were rules of conduct at Stutthof.

They also said that "no comment or word of critique was heard from Polish official sources regarding the video" and asked President Duda to "clearly, properly condemn this so-called artwork".

"It's really outrageous. I hope the Polish president will put in place regulations to make sure stuff like this doesn't happen again," the Wiesenthal Center's chief Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff told the BBC.

"It was banned in Germany, Estonia took it down when we contacted them. In Poland for some reason, which lost six million people - three million Jews and three million Poles - they didn't get it," he added.

Jerusalem-based lawyer David Schonberg first noticed that Mr Żmijewski's video was shot in Stutthof after noticing that footage from William and Catherine's visit in July showed the same stains on the walls, ledge along one side, plughole in the centre and doors at each end.

Experts at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem confirmed the finding.

Mr Schonberg told the BBC that more important than the video itself was the "apparent indifference" to it in Poland.

"This is a problem that needs to be addressed. If people are not sufficiently sensitive to the terrible acts of the Holocaust and do not respect its victims then proper conduct in the sites in Poland cannot be properly secured," he said.

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