Israeli teen detained in Poland for urinating in Auschwitz extermination camp site

A 19-year-old Israeli created an embarrassing diplomatic incident after urinating in the Auschwitz extermination camp while touring the site with a group of students. The teen has reportedly said he is willing to serve time in prison for his act.
The Auschwitz concentration camp Photo credit: Max Pixel

An Israeli teen was detained by Polish authorities after being caught urinating in the Auschwitz extermination camp site, several media outlets in Poland reported on Thursday.

The embarrassing incident took place two days ago. The 19-year-old Israeli was touring the site as part of a group of students. A local tour guide called the police after a number of people told him they had seen the Israeli teen urinating at the site. The suspect was detained and questioned. He was released five hours later.

According to a report on a Polish radio station, the suspect did not deny his actions and even told authorities he is willing to serve time in prison for them.



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