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Spanish carnival with lingerie-clad female Nazis causes anger among Jewish groups

Spanish carnival ‘commemorating’ the Holocaust with lingerie-clad female Nazis and dancing concentration camp victims causes anger among Jewish groups

  • The carnival in Campo de Criptana was condemned as ‘mean and disgusting’
  • One float had a Hebrew menorah lamp between two crematorium chimneys
  • The organizers claim that the parade was meant to “honor” the victims of the Holocaust

A Spanish carnival procession ‘commemorating’ the Holocaust with Nazi officers clad in lingerie and dancing concentration camp victims has been condemned by Jewish groups as ‘despicable and disgusting’.

The bizarre parade in Campo de Criptana included dancing Nazis, scantily clad women dressed as SS officers with dominatrix whips and concentration camp prisoners in sequins and Israeli flags.

There was also a floater with a giant Hebrew menorah lamp between two crematorium chimneys.

The carnival contained scantily clad women dressed as SS officers with dominatrix whips

The carnival contained scantily clad women dressed as SS officers with dominatrix whips

The 'despicable' parade included dancing victims of the Holocaust in sequins and Israeli flags

The 'despicable' parade included dancing victims of the Holocaust in sequins and Israeli flags

The ‘despicable’ parade included dancing victims of the Holocaust in sequins and Israeli flags

On a float on the parade stood a Hebrew menorah lamp between two crematorium chimneys

On a float on the parade stood a Hebrew menorah lamp between two crematorium chimneys

On a float on the parade stood a Hebrew menorah lamp between two crematorium chimneys

The El Chaparral Cultural Association that organized the Monday event insisted that the parade was intended as a “commemoration” of those who perished during the Holocaust.

But the Israeli embassy in Madrid tweeted: “We condemn the despicable and disgusting representation that bans the Holocaust during the Campo de Criptana carnival, and jokes about the six million Nazis killed by the Nazis. European countries must actively combat anti-Semitism. “

The Auschwitz Memorial Museum tweeted: “Hard to describe: memory upside down, far beyond vulgar kitsch, without any relevance, without reflection and respect.”

The parade was condemned by the Israeli government on Twitter

The parade was condemned by the Israeli government on Twitter

The parade was condemned by the Israeli government on Twitter

Jewish groups condemned the offensive carnival in Campo de Criptana

Jewish groups condemned the offensive carnival in Campo de Criptana

Jewish groups condemned the offensive carnival in Campo de Criptana

The Auschwitz museum was among those who condemned the sick carnival with a Nazi theme

The Auschwitz museum was among those who condemned the sick carnival with a Nazi theme

The Auschwitz museum was among those who condemned the sick carnival with a Nazi theme

According to a sign on one of the floats, the organizers, the parade was a commemoration of the ‘six million Jewish men, women and children who died in the Holocaust and all those who were persecuted and exterminated because of their race, sexual orientation, religion, ethnic origin or political ideas’.

The Campo de Criptana City Council, in the central Spanish region of Castilla-La Mancha, said that permission had been granted on the understanding that it would honor the deaths of the Holocaust.

The council said in a statement: “We share the criticism that has been made.

“If the aim was to commemorate the victims, it is clear that the attempt failed.”

According to the local radio station Cadena Ser, the mayor of the city said: “I agree that it doesn’t feel like a carnival theme. I don’t think it will happen again. “

Earlier this month, pro-independence Catalan MEP Clara Ponsatí was accused of trivializing the Holocaust by comparing Spain’s expulsion of the Jews in 1492 with the treatment of the “Catalan minority” and suggesting that the mass exile had inspired Hitler.

Last weekend carnival organizers in the Belgian city of Aalst were sentenced after people were dressed in anti-Semitic costumes with Jews with huge noses and as ants.

The 'mean and disgusting' carnival parade contained dancing Nazi officers

The 'mean and disgusting' carnival parade contained dancing Nazi officers

The ‘mean and disgusting’ carnival parade contained dancing Nazi officers

The parade consisted of dancing victims of the Holocaust in spangles and Israeli flags

The parade consisted of dancing victims of the Holocaust in spangles and Israeli flags

The parade consisted of dancing victims of the Holocaust in spangles and Israeli flags

The 'mean and disgusting' carnival parade contained dancing Nazi officers

The 'mean and disgusting' carnival parade contained dancing Nazi officers

The ‘mean and disgusting’ carnival parade contained dancing Nazi officers

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