No vuvuzelas at Auschwitz during Euro 2012, museum insists
PR dla Zagranicy
The Auschwitz museum is banning vuvuzelas, whistles, and ostentatious national colours for the duration of the Euro 2012 tournament.
“We do not want any unnecessary sensationalism,” said Andrzej Kacoryk, head of the visitors' department of the museum, in an interview with Radio Krakow.
“We know that the character of the place requires from us a certain level of reflection, silence and a focus on the history of the place,” he added.
Among the items that visitors will not be allowed to take onto the terrain of the museum are football-related scarves, flags and banners.
As an extra security measure, the museum is also forbidding visitors to take backpacks into the former death camps.
Nevertheless, the museum is not cutting itself off from the tournament. Several national squads, including those of Germany, Italy, Holland and England have made plans to visit the site.
Euro 2012, which Poland is co-hoting with Ukraine, will run from 8 June to 1 July, but the museum will be enforcing the measures from 1 June until 8 July. (nh)