Berlin Police Chief Apologizes After Officers Photographed Doing Pushups on City’s Holocaust Memorial
The chief of the Berlin police has apologized after photos of officers doing pushups on the city’s Holocaust memorial were published.
The photos were originally published by the local tabloid B.Z. and showed policemen in uniform doing pushups on the square slabs of rock that make up the memorial.
The city’s police union also apologized for what it called the “tastelessness” displayed by the policemen involved, and said there should be “consequences” for their actions.
“The Holocaust memorial is not an adventure playground,” the union said. “This inexplicable action mocks the genocide of millions of people and tramples on the values for which our Berlin police stand.”
The photos were taken by the officers themselves, according to B.Z., while the police were on duty in the area because of nearby demonstrations.