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    The performance was attended by a local mayor, who then held a speech about the kids’ duty to protect "Latin Christianity" against "traitors" and the "dangers" that the modern West faces.

    Students at a primary school in the eastern Polish city of Labunie staged a shocking performance depicting the horrible deaths in the Auschwitz concentration camp.

    The video, published by Tygodnik Zamojski, shows schoolchildren wearing SS uniforms with swastika armbands, while others, who wore grey-striped prison outfits, collapse on the floor with smoke engulfing them – representing the deaths in the gas chambers.

    At the same time, one of the guests, a Polish woman whose parents were murdered in the concentration camp, told the children after the show that their country deserved reparations from Germany.

    ​The whole performance was criticised by the Auschwitz Memorial staff as inappropriate.

    Many Twitter users were also confused or appalled by the performance as well.

    #Shame #Shame #Shame 🤢

    ​​The re-enactment was held to commemorate the Children of Zamosc, after whom the school was named - as thousands of young people from the Polish region were deported and killed by the Nazis during WWII.

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    concentration camps, concentration camp, Nazis, Auschwitz, Auschwitz, Auschwitz museum, Poland
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