ISU apologises after nominating ‘offensive’ Auschwitz uniform for costume of year

  • Anton Shulepov wore costume during free skating program
  • Anti-Defamation League says costume is ‘insensitive and offensive’

The International Skating Union has reversed its decision to nominate an “irresponsible and offensive” costume made up of Auschwitz uniforms for its end of year awards.

This year, Russia’s Anton Shulepov has competed in the free skate program to the theme from Schindler’s List, wearing a costume that uses elements of prisoner and guard uniforms from Auschwitz, where more than one million Jews, Poles, Roma and prisoners of war were killed by the Nazi regime during the second world war.

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