UK travel firm’s offer of Auschwitz holiday leaves Poles fuming

April 14th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Apr.14 (ANI): A firm which claimed to offer sick “SS” holidays to Auschwitz for Polish immigrants is being probed by the police.

Telesales worker Grzegorz Nowak was shocked when he called the company and heard the horrific answer phone message, reports the Daily Star.

The greeting from the company, based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, said: “Welcome to Waffen SS travel agency.”

It went on: “Over the next few months we will be organising trips for Polish immigrants to the following destinations: Treblinka, Dachau, Sobibor and Auschwitz.”

According to reports in Polish newspaper Dziennik, the stomach-churning message continued: “The free transport will be provided by the Waffen SS.”

Hundreds of thousands of innocent Poles were savagely murdered during the Second World War in Auschwitz and the other evil Nazi concentration and extermination camps named in the message.

Police in Yorkshire confirmed they would investigate to check if a race hate crime was committed after receiving documents from colleagues in Hampshire, where the complaint was lodged.

Outraged Poles also flooded the airwaves after Polish Radio London carried the story. (ANI)

Related Stories

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Posted in World |