By Jessica Elgot, December 16, 2010
An Israeli who devised a video game based on a Jewish uprising at Auschwitz has cancelled its launch, saying he is distraught by the negative reaction.
Sonderkommando Revolt, developed by Maxim Genis, is loosely based on the Jewish uprising against the camp guards in October 1944. Its protagonist is a concentration camp prisoner who takes revenge on the guards.
The aim was for the character to assassinate a high-ranking Nazi official who would have supervised the building of a new crematorium.