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Netflix is ​​under scrutiny for filming Stranger Things season 4 in a former Nazi prison

The Jewish and Romanian communities are calling on Netflix to take responsibility for the decision to make the film. very strange things Season 4 in the former Nazi prison, Primetimer reported Tuesday. The streaming service filmed clips from the popular sci-fi series at Lukiskes Prison in Vilnius, Lithuania; the prison was infamous for its involvement with the Nazis during World War II and its proximity to the horrific Ponary massacre in which 100,000 Jews, Roma and political prisoners were killed.

In addition to filming, which took place in a Lithuanian prison, AirBnB began offering Strange things-theme hotel in Lukiskes, which began to receive visitors on June 4th.

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A petition has been launched on Change.org that currently has nearly 20,000 signatures. very strange things and Netflix, responsible for erasing the Holocaust, demanding reparations and apologies for the direct damage done to these communities. “This not only pokes fun at the shared trauma of the Jewish and Romani communities,” the petition says. “But it further pollutes the living memories of Holocaust survivors and their descendants.”

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“We, Jews and Roma, call on you to sign this petition and very strange things and Netflix are responsible for erasing information about the Holocaust. The money earned this season should be returned to Lithuania’s Jewish and Romani communities as compensation for the damage caused this season and a public apology from AirBnB, Netflix and very strange things should be released immediately with full understanding of how this contributes to the erasure of the victims of the Holocaust and the ongoing persecution of the Roma communities. We also demand the immediate closure of AirBnB.”


A call to action follows another very strange things controversy

The decision to shoot in Lukiskis Prison is not the first controversy that has arisen in connection with the last season of the series. very strange things.

With the release of season 4, some fans began to get number tattoos on their wrists as a subtle nod to the series. This is meant to be a nod to protagonist Eleven’s backstory; “El” grew up in a lab where she was assigned a number rather than a name, and that number was tattooed on her wrist.

The tattoos, which quickly drew negative attention on social media, are similar to the numbers forcibly tattooed on Holocaust victims when the Nazis tried to strip them of their identities and names.

The petition also refers to this trend: “Fans very strange things now they get number tattoos on their arms because they are inspired by the show, very strange things Instagram even posted photos that their fans submitted; thereby encouraging their behavior.”


“We will not be erased,” says the powerful call to action. “The Holocaust is not for the entertainment industry to get rich and turn into a theatre. This is our genocide and for the Roma it continues.”

Full statement and petition can be found on Change.org.

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