Sponsor Message:
Non Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
German News Ad For Gas Next To Auschwitz Article  
User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2826 times:

I'm sorry, but this just cracked me up Big grin If this isn't ironic, I don't know what is:

***

German newspaper apologises for gas advert in Auschwitz article
Updated: 07/Feb/2006 18:07

A German regional newspaper has issued an apology for publishing an advertisement for the "gas of tomorrow" on the same page as a story on the killing of Sinti people at the Auschwitz death camp.

The Landeszeitung Lueneburg said its editors had failed to notice that the bright red advert for a utility company entitled "Today, E.ON is taking care of the gas of tomorrow" was placed within an article about an exhibition recounting the death of the Sinti in the Nazis’ most infamous camp.

“The linking of the subject of genocide in Auschwitz with this
advertisement was neither intended nor was it shrugged off. Unfortunately, it was a complete oversight," the paper said in the apology published on Tuesday on its website.

The paper said it had sent letters of apology to the Central Council of Sinti and Roma in Germany, the Central Council of Jews in Germany as well as to other victims’ groups and to E.ON.

The Nazis killed an estimated half a million Sinti and Roma, often by gassing.

http://www.ejpress.org/article/news/5673

***

Insensitive? Probably. Hilarious? Hell ya Big grin


NO URLS in signature
28 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineJush From Germany, joined Apr 2005, 1636 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2822 times:

 banghead   headache   no 

That is just rubbish. People are to sensitive. It's just a commercial. If you put it in relation you're just stupid.

Regds
jush



There is one problem with airbus. Though their products are engineering marvels they lack passion, completely.
User currently offlineTheSorcerer From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 1048 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2820 times:

Quoting Jush (Reply 1):
That is just rubbish. People are to sensitive. It's just a commercial. If you put it in relation you're just stupid

 checkmark 
People feel persecuted and bullied for the smallest of things.
Dominic



ALITALIA,All Landings In Torino, All Luggage In Athens ;)
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29832 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2813 times:

Quoting Jush (Reply 1):
That is just rubbish. People are to sensitive. It's just a commercial. If you put it in relation you're just stupid.

Regds

Agreed, put it on Headlines with Leno and be done with it.

If it had been an add for Raid.....then be offended.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21521 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2810 times:

It is a very, very unfortunate placement... and acidly ironic at the same time...

User currently offlineAgill From Sweden, joined Feb 2004, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2790 times:

But very funny at the same time

User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2767 times:

It has to be an innocent mistake. Advertising and copy are usually two different departments, although proof reading should have spotted it.

The guys who compose the stories and the people who build the pages are often not even in the same building. With computerisation it could even have been a machine which inserted a suitable size block into a space on the page.


User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7966 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2710 times:

Quoting WhiteHatter (Reply 6):
Advertising and copy are usually two different departments, although proof reading should have spotted it.

Correct. It was appropriate to apologise, but I guess those things happen.



I support the right to arm bears
User currently offlineN229NW From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 1972 posts, RR: 31
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2679 times:

That's hilarious. Sometimes you just have to be able to laugh.

My Romany wife lost a lot of her Sinti/Roma famliy in Auschwitz, and I'm Jewish; but that is just funny (we both agree).



It's people like you what cause unrest!
User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21521 posts, RR: 53
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2609 times:

This is the page in quesion:



User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21857 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2604 times:

It's not that big a deal, but the apology doesn't hurt anyone, and was probably a good idea.

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2582 times:

Thats a BIIIIG oversight. The other week over here in england a plane took off from were i take flying lessons and crashed and sadly the pilot and passenger died, and the story appeared 1st page of the local newspaper but guess what add was next to it! A ad for the flying school i go to saying in large letters " Learn To Fly With Us"
Oversight or what.
Also another one of these happened recently, a guy came out of a local nightclub completely drunk and decided to walk home, he then walked a couple of miles till he fell in the river and sadly drowned and in the paper next to the story was the local swimming pool's monthly swimming lesson ad.
So it looks like newspapers do this often.

Rgds --James--



You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1848 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2564 times:

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 11):
Also another one of these happened recently, a guy came out of a local nightclub completely drunk and decided to walk home, he then walked a couple of miles till he fell in the river and sadly drowned and in the paper next to the story was the local swimming pool's monthly swimming lesson ad.

Now that's funny!


User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2549 times:

I´m not intending to offend anyone, and I think it was a wise thing to apoplogize, however to my best knowledge we are talking about very different kinds of "gas" here.
The one "e.on" is intending to pipe through the pipeline is natural gas (which can be deadly when inhaled).
In Auschwitz there were tailormade, synthetic gasses in use (derived from solids), with "Zyklon B" being the more commonly known one. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zyklon_B

Q: Would there have been any reaction if the ad would have been for a company selling nitrogen (also a deadly gas, depending on concentration) ?
-HT



Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4696 posts, RR: 42
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2545 times:

It would not have mattered, which gas was involved - a headline "From Luneburg to Auschwitz - exhibition on the fate of the Sinti during National Socialism" and an advert slogan "E.on already today takes care of the gas for tomorrow" just don't go together very well.


Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7966 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2537 times:

Quoting HT (Reply 13):

The little word "Gas" was the key here. No one would have feeled the need to apologise if the advert was mentioning "tomorows energy".



I support the right to arm bears
User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4857 posts, RR: 20
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2526 times:

When I was in Prague last year, in the jewish quarter there was a big ad saying:

"GAS - Keep it simple".

Seemed kinda odd to me, too  Smile


User currently offlineJush From Germany, joined Apr 2005, 1636 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2519 times:

Quoting HT (Reply 13):
I´m not intending to offend anyone, and I think it was a wise thing to apoplogize, however to my best knowledge we are talking about very different kinds of "gas" here.
The one "e.on" is intending to pipe through the pipeline is natural gas (which can be deadly when inhaled).
In Auschwitz there were tailormade, synthetic gasses in use (derived from solids), with "Zyklon B" being the more commonly known one. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zyklon_B

Q: Would there have been any reaction if the ad would have been for a company selling nitrogen (also a deadly gas, depending on concentration) ?
-HT

Sorry but your complete reply is rubbish. To make it dependent from the gas which was used? Sorry that is utter bull. I think if it will offend anyone than it's just because of a gas ad and noone who is offended will care about that fact.

Apologizing is ok i my opinion although i wouldn't do it. But apologizing even for nothing doesn't hurt anyone.

Regds
jush



There is one problem with airbus. Though their products are engineering marvels they lack passion, completely.
User currently offlineJoKeR From Serbia, joined Nov 2004, 2245 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2454 times:

Right, that's it! Let's burn down all BMW, Mercedes, Audi and Opel show rooms, destroy German embassies, throw out sauerkraut and pork knuckles, destroy Siemens mobile phones....

Sorry just had to... Big grin Big grin Big grin

The ad is just an unfortunate coincidence and it is very fair of the paper to issue an apology just in case. At the same time, a funny coincidence!



Kafa, čaj, šraf?
User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3236 posts, RR: 32
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2454 times:

Quoting JoKeR (Reply 18):
destroy Siemens mobile phones....

That's it. I won't give you mine without a fight  box 



R-E-S-P-E-C-T
User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2454 times:

Just a question, what was used to kill the people was not what we think of as "gas" but rather chemical pellets which released a deadly vapour when exposed to air. Is this correct?


Support the beer and soda can industry, recycle old airplanes!
User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7966 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2454 times:

Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 20):
Just a question, what was used to kill the people was not what we think of as "gas" but rather chemical pellets which released a deadly vapour when exposed to air. Is this correct?

That's correct. Zyklon B was a cyanide-based insecticide that was impregnated onto small (pea-size) pellets which were stored in cans.

In some countries, Zyklon B, though under a different trademark, is still used for pest control.

[Edited 2006-02-15 22:25:26]


I support the right to arm bears
User currently offlineAgill From Sweden, joined Feb 2004, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2454 times:

Well isn't Zyclone B just HNC ingaseous form? I mean it's not an aerosole or anything?

User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21521 posts, RR: 53
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2450 times:

As far as I know it's indeed a gas, but of course very different from the hydrocarbon gas we're burning for heating or cooking.

User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7966 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2450 times:

Quoting Agill (Reply 22):
Well isn't Zyclone B just HNC ingaseous form?

It's HCN (hydrogen cyanide) not HNC, yes.



I support the right to arm bears
25 Agill : Damn I was writing to fast
26 Rlwynn : The irony goes deeper. Zyclon b was mainly produced by two companies. I.G. Farben and Degussa. Today, Degussa is the chemical arm of E On.
27 VHXLR8 : Almost as ironic as The Harold Holt Memorial Swim Centre is suburban Melbourne. Harold Holt is an ex-prime minister who drowned.
28 JAGflyer : Yes, I remember that now. The chemical was called Zyklon B and was produced by the "Degauss" company. There was a story about a man who's dentist want
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Who's To Blame For Gas Prices? You Know Who posted Tue Aug 1 2006 00:48:19 by A332
Russia Cuts Gas Supplies To Ukraine; Europe Next? posted Sun Jan 1 2006 16:18:05 by Lumberton
Perfect Gift For That Hard To Buy For Person. posted Thu Nov 2 2006 04:22:56 by Luv2fly
Handy Site For Those Trying To Find Open FM Freqs posted Thu Aug 24 2006 01:40:00 by B737-112
Headin For A Day Trip To Chicago, What To Do? posted Mon Aug 7 2006 18:56:38 by Usair320
Tip For The Next CPH Meet... posted Mon Jun 5 2006 16:20:44 by TWISTEDWHISPER
Help Me Escape The Football For The Next 5 Weeks posted Mon Jun 5 2006 14:56:07 by BCAL
Who's Next To Go On Idol posted Fri Apr 28 2006 21:39:09 by Civ4b2fan
The Setting For The Next GTA Game? posted Sun Mar 5 2006 16:25:08 by LHMARK
Is The German Team Ready For The World Cup posted Thu Mar 2 2006 00:08:56 by BR076