Jerusalem – The Simon Wiesenthal Center today welcomed the decision by the Tartu Art Museum to remove two highly offensive video clips from an exhibition on the Holocaust which opened this past Saturday. In a statement issued here today by its chief Nazi-hunter, Holocaust historian Dr. Efraim Zuroff, the Center commended the decision to remove video clips of naked actors and actresses playing tag in a gas chamber and of a Holocaust survivor renewing his concentration camp tattoo ID number.
According to Zuroff:
“We commend the efforts of the Estonian Jewish community to protest the highly offensive aspects of the exhibition in the Tartu Art Museum, which complemented our own efforts to achieve this goal. Unfortunately, the rest of the exhibition is of highly questionable value, but at least the most objectionable elements have been permanently removed. This incident should be a wake-up call for the authorities in Tallinn regarding the attitude towards Holocaust-related issues.”