AUSCHWITZ, POLAND -- Some are saying management at the Auschwitz Memorial in Poland missed the point severely with new sprinklers installed outside the former Nazi concentration camp's entrance.
The intention was to cool visitors, but now some folks are fired up, saying the misters are reminiscent of the "showers" used to kill at least a million Jews and others at the camp during World War II.
But museum management disagrees. In a Facebook post, they defended the cooling system, saying some have fainted in the over 100 degree heat, and:
"It is really hard for us to comment on some suggested historical references since the mist sprinkles do not look like showers and the fake showers installed by Germans inside some of the gas chambers were not used to deliver gas into them."
They say Zyklon B was dropped into the gas chambers through holes in the ceiling or airtight drops in walls.
Now, that will give you the chills.