EasyJet regrets photos at Holocaust memorial

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By JPOST.COM STAFF
November 21, 2009 09:54
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British low-cost airliner easyJet has apologized after fashion photographs shot at the Holocaust memorial in Berlin were published in its in-flight magazine, British magazine New Stateman revealed on Friday. In the pictures, models posed among the concrete blocks of the "Field of Stelae". EasyJet said it "profusely apologizes" to anyone who was offended by the "inappropriate" shoot and said it would withdraw this month's issue from all flights. "The magazine is produced by INK, an external publishing house, and easyJet were not aware of the images until they appeared in print," the UK's largest airline told the magazine. "As a consequence we are now reviewing our relationship with the publisher and are withdrawing this month's issue from all flights," easyJet went on to say. "EasyJet prides itself on bringing together a wide range of cultures and beliefs and is appalled by this insensitive and inconsiderate photoshoot," the airline's statement concluded. The memorial to the Holocaust's six million Jewish victims consists of a field of 2,700 gray slabs situated close to the capital's Brandenburg Gate. It opened to the public in 2005 and is freely accessible around the clock. According to the report, INK did not seek permission from the Foundation for the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe to shoot the pictures. EasyJet launched a weekly schedule of six daily flights between London and Tel Aviv earlier in November.


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