German Band Rammstein Criticized For Antisemitic Video Clip Shot At Concentration Camp
German band Rammstein is being criticized for the release of the promo video of their new single, “Deutschland.” The clip shows members of the band standing on gallows at a concentration camp.
The German government’s anti-Semitism official, Felix Klein, said that the band had “crossed a red line” and “it’s a tasteless exploitation of artistic freedom.” Jewish groups call the video unacceptable.
The band and their label have yet to release a statement of the video’s purpose, the message it is trying to convey and how the lyrics tie into it. The 35-second clip only has instrumental audio, and ends with the word “Deutschland” in old Germanic lettering.
— Rammstein (@RSprachrohr) March 26, 2019