The management of the memorial complex «Auschwitz-Birkenau» and the Polish Prosecutor’s office has filed a lawsuit against 27-year-old Israeli Rotem Bides, student of the faculty of arts at the College of Beit Berl in the vicinity of Kfar Saba, which stole some of the exhibits.
About it writes on Wednesday, July 19, the website of the newspaper Times of Israel.
Rotem visited Auschwitz six times and swept the shards of glass, several saucers, a metal screw, a teaspoon and a sign warning visitors that it is forbidden to take the exhibits out of the territory of the former Nazi concentration camp.
Bides, granddaughter of former prisoners of Auschwitz, said that the items she used for graduation project. However, after information about the theft of exhibits of Auschwitz became known to the leadership of the College, its exhibition was cancelled, and the girl is subject to disciplinary action.
In an interview with the Israeli website Ynet Bides admitted she knew she was breaking the law, but found that it was reasonable to do so where violated basic human rights. The girl also said that he wanted to retain the memory of concentration camp prisoners, among whom was her grandfather.
«Millions of people were killed on the basis of moral laws of a certain country and a certain regime. And if those laws are, then I can act according to my own principles. The laws determined by the people, and morality and culture are changing over time» – so Bides explained his actions in an interview with the Israeli newspaper «Yediot Ahronot».