Sunday March 29, 2020

Appetite for distraction

I’m not anti-selfie, but surely Auschwitz would be the one exception to the modern habit of documenting and sharing every moment of your life? Turns out, as I discover on a trip to Poland, it’s not

28th October, 2018
Taking selfies at a concentration camp is most definitely not okay

Truly, I have now seen it all. Many, many times in the past I have thought that I had reached the zenith of ‘seeing it all’, but a recent trip to Poland has convinced me that I was mistaken after seeing . . . a selfie stick at Auschwitz.

I had read the headlines and the shocked tweets, of course, about foolish youngsters spotted gurning into their front-facing cameras at the Berlin Holocaust Memorial or smiling...

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