A shocking video, filmed as part of a Polish art installation, has caused outrage among Holocaust survivor groups after it emerged that the clip was shot in a former Nazi concentration camp where thousands of innocents lost their lives.

The video, which was shown as an art installation for a 2015 exhibition called Poland - Israel - Germany: The Experience of Auschwitz, features naked men and women chasing one another around a gas chamber at Stutthof concentration camp, near Gdansk, Poland and playing tag.

While the location of the film was unclear at first, now that details have emerged campaigners are demanding to know why the art installation was allowed to be filmed in the first place.

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Credit: Museum Of Modern Art Warsaw

Several organisations are putting pressure on Polish president Andrzej Duda for an explanation.

"It is the most disgusting thing I've seen in a long time," said Efraim Zuroff, Jewish human rights organisation, the Wiesenthal Center's chief Nazi hunter, in 2015.

"They lied about it. It is just revolting and a total insult to the victims and anyone with any sense of morality or integrity."

The news comes just weeks after two former Stutthof guards were charged with being accessories to murder while working at the concentration camp.

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Credit: Museum Of Modern Art Warsaw

The pair, who are now both in their 90s, have been charged over hundreds of deaths which occurred while they were serving at the camp.

"The prosecutors assume that the accused were aware of the different killing methods ...and that such a multitude of people could have only been killed with such regularity because the victims were guarded by helpers like them," the court wrote in a statement.

Paul Charney, chair of the Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland, said that guards in the Stutthof camp 'must forever be hunted and exposed'.

Stutthof camp

Credit: PA

He told the Independent: "The horrific crimes do not dissipate with time, especially for the victims and their families. The memory of the perished 65,000 deserve justice and whilst that can never be absolute - those who enabled the crimes must forever be hunted and exposed.

"Offenders must know they cannot run nor hide and that their deeds will forever be etched notoriously in the sewers of history. Thus, the message to the world is that this can never happen again. We Jews will not allow it."

During World War II, some 65,000 innocent people at the concentration camp were either murdered by Nazis, or died due to starvation and exposure.

Words: Paddy Maddison

Featured Image Credit: Museum Of Modern Art Warsaw

James Dawson

James Dawson is a Journalist at LADbible. He has contributed articles to LADbible’s ‘Knowing Me, Knowing EU’ series on the EU referendum, the 'Electoral Dysfunction' series on the 2017 general election, the ‘U OK M8?’ series tackling mental health amongst young men, and for its ‘Climate Change’ initiative in partnership with National Geographic.

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