A man using mobile smartphone.
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A disturbing new application was displayed in the "Google Play" store that invites users to "play in Auschwitz" Italian newspaper The Repubblica reported on Sunday.
Campo di Auschwitz Online, which the developers said was designed with a goal of enjoyment, was made available on the Android platform and received online reviews of 3.1 stars out of 5.
The homepage of the application features a Star of David alongside train tracks with the words "Auschwitz Concentration Camp" superimposed above.
As a graphic of what can only be assumed to be a Jewish person escaping from the camp appears alongside the disconcerting mantra of the game appears in letter over an image of the concentration camp's gate: Live like a real Jew in Auschwitz Concentration Camp.
The developers of the game commented that it was intended to be a parody but confirmed that they support games with violent content.