Statement Condemning Concentration Camp Figure-Skating outfit

Dr. Kathrin Meyer, IHRA Executive Secretary comments:

“Competing in a uniform made to resemble concentration camp prisoners and subsequently being nominated for “Best Costume” of the year is deeply offensive to Holocaust victims, survivors and their families. The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) works tirelessly to counter Holocaust distortion and our working definition makes clear that portraying the Holocaust positively is unacceptable.

We deeply regret that we are witnessing such incidents of distortion on an alarmingly regular basis. While we appreciate that The International Skating Union has reversed its decision and apologised, they must guarantee, alongside all sports governing bodies, this is never repeated.”