Emmanuel College apologises for Auschwitz image on pamphlet

Alison Chard 7 October 2017

Emmanuel College have apologised after leaflets distributed at the college bore the image of Auschwitz among others. 

The picture shows the gates with the famous slogan “arbeit macht frei” meaning ‘work brings freedom’.

The college Dean, Rev Jeremy Caddick initially defended the pamphlet saying it was a reflection of the college choirs recent visit to Auschwitz and they had wanted to show an image representing evil.

Later the college apologised acknowledging that without context the pamphlet could upset people. The welcome service was held on 5th October where the college Dean delivered a sermon highlighting the evil in the world.

Some students had thought the image could be a joke about how hard they would have to work to earn their degrees.