Auschwitz museum defends 'Nazi like' cooling mist

THE Auschwitz memorial museum has defended itself against complaints of insensitivity after setting up mist sprinklers intended to cool visitors as they queued for tickets.

Some visitors complained the sprinklers outside the building in Poland resembled showers. The Nazis murdered a million Jews at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in gas chambers disguised as shower rooms.

Photographs published in the media showed young people cooling off underneath the suspended hosepipe.

A photo posted by Nikola Tkacz (@nikolatkacz) on

Temperatures exceeded 30 degrees Celsius, and some people fainted after queuing for tickets for long periods of time in the blazing sun.

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