Israeli man fined for urinating on Auschwitz memorial

A 19-year-old Israeli man was fined $1,500 after urinating on a monument to victims of the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz, pictured here. File Photo by Andrzej Grygiel/EPA

March 23 (UPI) — An Israeli man was detained by Polish authorities and issued a fine after urinating on a memorial to the victims of the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz.

The 19-year-old was touring the site with a group of students when a tour guide called police after multiple people reported seeing him urinating on the monument.

He was detained by police and held for 5 hours.

The man apologized for his actions and agreed to pay a $1,500 fine.

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Polish law states those who desecrate a monument or a public place devoted to a historical event or a person can be punished with a fine or imprisonment.

Last year police detained 11 people after a group of about a dozen demonstrators killed a sheep, stripped naked and draped a banner with the word “Love” written on it over thegate in front of the Auschwitz memorial.

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