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The museum preserves the site of the former German Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz, issued a statement in which it was recently released on Amazon’s TV series “ghost trackers.”
In particular, the people at the back of the museum, took issue with a scene in which a deadly game of human chess being played out at Auschwitz, on the ground that such a thing never happened, and that it was introduced into the plot, it is dangerous and stupid.
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“Auschwitz was full of pain and suffering, as described in the accounts of the survivors of the shipwreck. Inventing a fake game of human chess-in @huntersonprime, it is not only dangerous, it is folly & character. It is also excited about the future of deniers. We have to have respect for the victims and for the preservation of the factual accuracy,” the organisation tweeted on Sunday.
A Museum spokesman Pawel Sawicki said Monday that the authors and artists have a special obligation to tell the truth about Auschwitz, and that the “Hunters”, authors have had no contact with the museum for the facts.
“If we want to show you the human tragedy of Auschwitz, is it enough to have to reach out to the thousands of resources (survivors’ testimonies), which is deeply disturbing, but it’s the fiction that it throws on the history of this place, and it is disrespectful to the people who are suffering here,” Sawicki told The Associated Press.
He said: “the museum is always willing to give constructive advice to anyone who is studying or working in Auschwitz’s history.
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“Hunters,” creator and executive producer, and David Weil, which is her grandmother, Sarah Weil, survivor of the Holocaust, issued a statement to Fox News that he went on to explain that the act of inventing an atrocity of Auschwitz, rather than the loan of a more true-to-life event.
Jordan Peele, center, and executive producer of the Amazon Prime Video series “the Hunters”, with the members of the cast, Logan Lerman, left, and Al Pacino at the premiere of the show at the Directors Guild of America on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Los Angeles, california.
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“[T]his is a fictitious event,” he said, in part. “Why do I get the feeling that this scene is important to the script and place it in the series? To be one of the most powerful, the struggle against the revisionist narrative that whitewashes the Nazis carry out, through the presentation of the most extreme — and representationally honest — sadism and violence that the Nazis perpetrated against the Jews and other victims. And why do I need to create a fictional event as if it were so, a lot of the real horrors that exist? In fact, it is true to say that the Nazi’s committed, and the widespread and extreme acts of sadism and torture, and even of the incidents of the brutal “games” against their victims. I simply did not want to act out a specific, real-world decisions, are in trauma.”
Weil is also to be noted that the series was inspired by a true story. However, it is not a documentary. And it was never claimed to be.”
“Hunters” will follow in a few years, to 1970, hunt for ex-Nazis who fled to New York City to hide, after the second world war. The series stars Logan Lerman, Al Pacino, Josh Radnor, Carol Kane, Jerrika Hinton, and is executive produced by Jordan Peele.
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The Nazi Germans had operated in Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1940-45, when they occupied Poland. Emotional, international celebrations, with the participation of the survivors have been taken within the last month in Vienna-to mark the 75 years since the Soviet army liberated the camp.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.