May 24, 2006

Dutch student indicted for Auschwitz video

Dickie Thijssen faces one year in prison for a publicity video for a rave that used images of Auschwitz.
It used images of the Auschwitz death camp, turning the famous slogan above the main gate "Arbeit Macht Frei" (Work Shall Set You Free) into "Tanzen Macht Frei" (Dance Shall Set You Free).

The clip announced DJ's Michel der Heidi and Adolf Von Bauren with Sieg Heil, described how "six million party people set their bodies on fire", said the dress code was "skinny Jew" and announced there would be "free showers" while showing a photo of the gas chambers.

Hideous. But Thijssen shouldn't be prosecuted; in a free society a person should be able to offend whomever he wants.

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