Hungarian Airline expresses regret for publicizing Auschwitz as ‘must-see’ tourist destination

Published on : Saturday, July 12, 2014

Wizz_Air_4The economic airline Wizz Air of Hungary has asked for forgiveness for any misdemeanor caused by a commercial for Oswiecim that categorized the Polish city, known as Auschwitz during World War II, as a must-see tourist destination, without mentioning the death camp where at least 960,000 Jews and 120,000-125,000 other victims were killed by the Nazis.

In a statement released after an article in Haaretz earlier this week about the tourism list the airline said, “Regrettably the advertisement was perceived as offensive by some readers because the city, known as Auschwitz during the German occupation, promotes its
cultural heritage and regional landscape with no mention of the memorial at the Auschwitz death camp”.


The statement said that the airline is aware of the fact many Israelis visit Holocaust memorials and “the sites of Jewish heritage and history” in Poland.

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