Disrespectful photos: Auschwitz memorial is an emotional appeal to visitors

Auschwitz Museum Urges Vistors to Stop Balancing on Railway Tracks For

Auschwitz Museum Urges Vistors to Stop Balancing on Railway Tracks For

Auschwitz Museum took to Twitter urging people to respect those who died at the died and not consider it as a place to learning balance.

The pair hoped to visit Auschwitz together and she was smiling because she finally made that trip, she explained.

The memorial site of Auschwitz-Birkenau has asked visitors about to balance on the tracks and taking pictures.

"Imagine having such little respect for the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust that you think this is appropriate", one Instagram user wrote in response.

During World War II, trains were often used to transport prisoners to the concentration camp, which has since been turned into a museum and memorial that hosts millions of visitors each year. "There are better places" to work on one's balance, it said, "than the site which symbolises deportation of hundreds of thousands to their deaths".

When you come to @AuschwitzMuseum remember you are at the site where over 1 million people were killed. "Respect their memory", said the statement, shared with photographs of people posing on the train tracks located in the camp. "We ask the visitors, however, respectful behavior, also when taking a photo".

The Auschwitz Memorial later clarified that photography at the site would continue to be permitted. It said that images can "commemorate victims and teach [the] hard and emotional history of Auschwitz" and encouraged anyone interested to view its Instagram account.

This is not the first time the behaviour of visitors to sensitive memorial sites has been criticised with reference to social media.

Meanwhile, some argued that they should be allowed to take photos. And I hope that it would be enough for people to stop and think for a minute before they say "cheese" at this gloomy place.