Outrage as ‘Nazi soldiers’ and ‘Holocaust victims’ march in town parade

Nazi soldiers and Holocaust victims were seen marching through a town in a shocking carnival parade that has sparked outrage.

The Israeli embassy have slammed the parade in Spain as a “mockery of the six million Jews killed by the Nazis”.

The parade in Campo de Criptana, Spain, saw a group dressed as Nazi guards, a float reminiscent of a concentration camp, and people in the striped fatigues worn by those held in concentration camps.

Nazis and prisoners marched down the streets to the sound of disco music in the bizarre display.

The float and troop was carried out by the Cultural Association El Chaparral de Las Mesas who claimed it was meant to honour the victims of the Holocaust.

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Israel’s embassy in Spain has issued a statement condemning the carnival parade – accusing them of “making fun” of the victims.

In a statement, the Israeli Embassy said: “We condemn the vile and disgusting representation banalising the Holocaust at the Carnival of Campo de Criptana, making fun of the six million Jews killed by the Nazis.

“European countries must actively combat antisemitism.”

The embassy indicted it has also got in touch with the city council for an explanation as to the shocking scenes.

And the Auschwitz Memorial also issued a statement on Twitter, saying: “Hard to describe: memory upside-down, far beyond vulgar kitsch, without any relevance, without reflection and respect.”

The troupe behind the parade has also posted on Facebook about the float, claiming it was done to honour the victims.

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On the float, you can see the poster “in memory of the six million Jewish men, women and children who perished in the Holocaust”.

It adds the parade is for “those who suffered “persecution and extermination because of their race, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity or political ideas”.

And it concludes: “You will always be in our memory.”

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The troupe had also posted last month about its intention to run the Holocaust-themed float in the parade.

It wrote they wanted to remember “one of the most dishonourable events in the history of mankind”.

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And it added: “Not remembering it will not make it not happen.

“We present this issue as a mere historical fact, without pretending to make any kind of political allusion, or that could be offensive or hurtful for someone.”

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