An app-based “game” posted on Google Play that let users “live like a real Jew in the Auschwitz Concentration Camp” has been removed after it was widely condemned, WORLD NET DAILY reports.
At United with Israel, Colette Avital of the Center of Organizations of Holocaust Survivors said, “We cannot understand how the top management of Google approved such a cynical game, turning the martyrdom of six million Jews into an object for amusement and enjoyment.”
The World Jewish Congress noted that the comment section attached to the app offering attracted anti-Semitic comments.
“One user expressed his enjoyment at playing the game and said the only problem was ‘that every 20 minutes I find the full oven and I have to come to remove ash’,” the report said.
And at Forward.com, Drew Gerber’s report noted that it wasn’t the first time Google Play has been caught with anti-Semitic products, having recently removed a “Google Chrome extension that modified webpages so the user could identify Jewish people and organizations.”
United With Israel reported the app originated with a vocational training school based in Zaragoza, Spain, where its developers claimed it was “just a parody.” Google Play officials confirmed they terminated it for violating the site’s “hate speech” policy.
The report continued: “The Italian newspaper La Repubblica first reported about the app, which was downloaded thousands of times before being removed. It described the app as ‘a macabre game that replicates the Holocaust in a digital version.’”
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