Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Outcry over Polish 'NaziSexyMouse' poster

A poster featuring a swastika, Disney’s Mickey Mouse and a naked woman installed just yards from a synagogue has caused outrage in a city in western Poland.

    The image is also on display in Germany
    The image is also on display in Germany

    A poster featuring a swastika, Disney’s Mickey Mouse and a naked woman installed just yards from a synagogue has caused outrage in a city in western Poland.

    The image advertising an upcoming art exhibition has already been vandalised twice, while a member of the Poznan city council has called for it to be banned for breaching Poland’s strict regulations on glorifying Nazism.

    The "NaziSexyMouse” image is part of a project by an Italian artist and a version has been on display in a Berlin gallery.

    Another work in Max Papeschi’s "Politically-Incorrect” series depicts Ronald McDonald as a soldier holding a machine gun.

    Poznan council member Norbert Napieraj said it should not be displayed because it “is a form of violence against the sensitivity of many people.”

    Alicja Kobus, the head of Poznan's Jewish community, also condemned the work as revolting. She said: "It is a shock for people who still scarred by the hell of the Holocaust.”

    But gallery director Maria Czarnecka said: "Art should be provocative and controversial.”

    This is the latest in a series of artistic works which have generated international criticism for their treatment of the Holocaust, including a video of a Holocaust survivor disco dancing at Auschwitz concentration camp.

    Poland’s 3.5 million-strong Jewish community was almost wholly obliterated during the Holocaust.

World

Netanyahu invited to meet Abbas in Paris

Rosa Doherty

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Netanyahu invited to meet Abbas in Paris
Uk News

CST urges Rudd to ban neo-Nazi group

Lee Harpin

Thursday, December 1, 2016

CST urges Rudd to ban neo-Nazi group
World

Trump picks ex-Goldman Sachs banker as Treasury...

JC Reporter

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Trump picks ex-Goldman Sachs banker as Treasury...
World

'Jews should pay for their own security' say Swiss

Daniel Sugarman

Sunday, December 4, 2016

'Jews should pay for their own security' say Swiss
World

Will the Austrian election make Norbert Hofer E...

Sonia Zhuravlyova

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Will the Austrian election make Norbert Hofer E...
World

'Neo-Nazi codes' appear in German supermarket a...

Toby Axelrod

Thursday, December 1, 2016

'Neo-Nazi codes' appear in German supermarket a...
World

It's Chanucah Song time!

Michael Moran

Thursday, December 1, 2016

It's Chanucah Song time!
World

Australian abuse report

Henry Benjamin

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Australian abuse report
World

Fire-ravaged Israelis ‘may no longer be married...

Michael Moran

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Fire-ravaged Israelis ‘may no longer be married...