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December 9, 2013 9:49 am

Turkish Tourists Arrested for Alleged Nazi Salute at Auschwitz

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Rail leading to the concentration camp Auschwitz II. Photo: Pimke.

JTA – Two Turkish tourists were detained by guards at the Auschwitz museum for appearing to make a Nazi salute.

The tourists, a man and a woman, both 22, were taking pictures of each other in front of the gate to the former Nazi death camp under the iconic sign “Arbeit macht frei,” or work makes you free, and raised their right hands in the gesture of a Nazi salute.

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