The fact that someone even thought of auctioning off human remains from a Nazi death camp is absurd and completely sick. And starting at $10 each- how offensive. That is no way of honoring those who died at the hands of the Nazis. That is dishonoring their memory and quite honestly making a mockery of what happened. Not to even mention that this man does not have any authorization saying these are actually human remains from the camp. If these are in fact truly human remains from the death camp, then they should be buried and become a symbol of the millions of lives lost during WWII. Or they should be placed in an exhibit at a Holocaust museum. They should not be auctioned off to some bidder who has the most money.

National Post | News

By Max Harrold

MONTREAL • A Montreal auctioneer has cancelled a plan to auction off what he says are human remains from a Nazi death camp.

A 26-year veteran of the auction business, Patrick Blaizel, 60, put the two objects up for bid on liveauctioneers.com. At the time, Mr. Blaizel promised all proceeds would go to a Holocaust memorial.

The two striated black and dark blue pieces seem to be glazed as if they were baked. Mr. Blaizel has not had the items tested to determine if they are human remains, but said he trusts his source.

“If life has handed these pieces to me I believe it is so that I can do something with them,” he said in an interview before cancelling the auction. “Should I destroy them or show them? I would rather show them so people can remember that happened 70 years ago. People tend to…

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About Haley Behre

I graduated from Syracuse University in December 2011 with majors in newspaper journalism and women and gender studies. Using these majors, I aspire to become a journalist who writes about human rights issues. I have held internships at the Syracuse New Times, Dash Media PR Firm, Syracuse Post-Standard and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. I also had an internship at the Not For Sale Campaign Syracuse chapter, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating human trafficking. I was born in Seoul, Korea on September 30, 1990 and moved to the United States before I was one year old. When I was 8, my family and I moved to Norwich, England for three years. While I was here I was immersed into a new culture and got to experience many things other children my age do not get to. Over the three years, I visited Ireland, France and the Netherlands several times, and Belgium, Wales and Sweden once. In the winter of 2010, I got an amazing opportunity to visit Kenya for a month. This was by far the single most eye-opening experience of my life thus far. The natural beauty of the landscape and its people do not compare to anything I have seen. I currently intern for the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press in the hopes of getting a full-time job at a newspaper or non-profit after.
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