Friday, June 15, 2007

Get your own genuine piece of the Holocaust

Image courtesy eBay

Yesterday, a buyer on eBay bested 24 other bidders and paid $528.50 for a label from a can of Zyklon B, the cyanide-based insecticide used in the gas chambers at the Auschwitz-Birkenau and Majdanek death camps.


east village idiot said...

That feels weird to me but I suppose it's better to preserve history so it doesn't get erased. I just wouldn't want that stuff in my house.

p.s. I just responded to your dream post (i've been on a business trip).

Michael said...

Yeah, it is pretty weird. You're absolutely right, though: In our horror, we could very well be moved to destroy these things, and thus destroy them for posterity. I suppose that would be tantamount to forgetting these horrors ever took place; it would be sort of like sanitizing our collective memory.

But I'm with you: Not in my house.