December 28, 2012 by Rick Rottman
Statue of Hitler kneeling in prayer placed in former Warsaw Jewish ghetto
Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan created a statue of Adolf Hitler kneeling in prayer and then placed the statue in the middle of a former Jewish ghetto in Warsaw, Poland. The ghetto at one time was the home of 254,000 Jews as they awaited transportation to the Treblinka death camp. To say that some people have a problem with this being placed in such a historically significant site is an understatement.
Can anyone really blame them?
The statue is creepy. The fact that it was placed in a former Warsaw Jewish ghetto just seems unnecessarily rude. Art at times can be provocative, but this just seems more like trolling.