Tourists caught stealing bricks in the concentration camp


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Two tourists from Hungary tried to steal the bricks from the walls of the crematorium at the Museum, located on the territory of the former Nazi camp Auschwitz (or Auschwitz). About it reports The Local.

Criminals, 30-year-old woman and 36-year-old man, caught other travelers who noticed the offenders put yourself in bags the pieces of the shattered walls.

Witnesses told about seen to the guards, and thieves, has been fined $ 400. Also they were sentenced to one year probation.

“The Hungarians said that they just wanted to take a bricks as Souvenirs and did not understand that their actions can have consequences,” — said the police officer Mateusz Drwal.

In 2017, the Auschwitz Museum has set an attendance record. It was visited by 2.2 million people from different countries, which is 50 thousand more than in 2016.

Auschwitz concentration camp located 60 kilometers from Krakow. Considered the largest and most long existed a Nazi death camp, one of the main symbols of the Holocaust. According to various estimates, in Auschwitz, were killed about 1.4 million people, more than a million of them were Jews. In 1947 in the former camp, a Museum was opened.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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