Kucher posted the photo, along with a brief offensive post, on the social media site VKontakte on June 28, provoking a wide public outcry in Poland, including the city of Lublin, where Kucher was the student of a local technical school. His gesture of disrespect resulted in his immediate expulsion.
The obscenity-laden post was related to Kucher visiting the Majdanek Memorial, which honors the 60,000 men, women and children who were killed there during World War II.
A whole array of prominent Polish public figures expressed indignation about Kucher's photo, with many urging the authorities to expel Kucher from the country as soon as possible.
"I have a vague feeling that the people of this kind are entirely indifferent to those who were killed, or stand to be killed. Today, they hate Jews and Poles; tomorrow, they will be ordered to hate others. And I think that the Ukrainians themselves must deal with this person," one angry commentary said.
Majdanek, or KL Lublin, was a Nazi concentration and extermination camp, formed on the outskirts of Lublin during the German occupation of Poland in World War II. The camp was liberated by Soviet Red Army Troops in July 1944.