Bruno the Auschwitz cat

Cats are clever in many ways, and the cat you’re about to see seems as cute and friendly as any, but clearly his grasp of history is lacking.

Generally I think most places should have cats – heck, if Humphrey the cat can work for Britain’s prime minister then why not shops and offices? But there’s sort of an unofficial list of places where furry cuteness don’t exactly work – like allergy clinics, or the place where they make plastic bubbles for people to live in. And Auschwitz. I mean, when was the last time you heard a quote like “Despite the dark history and the cold Bruno is happy at Auschwitz”? Egad.

So it strikes me that guides and signs may soon have to ask visitors to please not say “NOM NOM NOM” while touring a concentration camp.