Warsaw museum buys Lego concentration camp

(JTA) — A Lego Nazi concentration camp slammed for trivializing the Holocaust was purchased by the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw.

The museum reportedly paid $71,800 to a Norwegian collector for the 1996 piece by Polish artist Zbigniew Libera.

The work features crematoria and barracks made from Legos, as well as Lego inmates being beaten by Lego guards.

It is "one of the most important works of contemporary Polish art," the museum said in a statement.

The work reportedly will go on display later this year.
 

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