Schindler’s List leggings are causing controversy on the Internet

JTA – It’s a “never forget” way.

A piece of clothing went viral on the Internet this week after a comic tweeted a photo of a pair of leggings with images from “Schindler’s List,” the 1993 drama directed by Steven Spielberg about the Holocaust.

On the leggings, an artistic print uses images of the characters in the film. The “girl in red” occupies a prominent place, appearing standing on the train tracks of the Auschwitz death camp.

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A little above it are the faces of Liam Neeson, as the owner of the German factory Oskar Schindler; Ben Kingsley, as his Jewish employee Itzhak Stern; and Ralph Fiennes as an officer in the SS Amon Göth.

Elise Brown, a non-Jew, saw the leggings at a Goodwill store in Long Beach, California, and posted a photo of them on an Instagram account called ThriftStoreArt.

Brown also sent the image to a Jewish comic friend, who helped spread the word on Twitter. ” Well well, what’s going on ? You barely wore your leggings from Schindler’s list, “read one post.

The leggings appear to be from a Redbubble store, a website that allows users to create artwork that shoppers can print on demand.

In addition to the leggings, the “Schindler’s List” design is available to beautify skirts, socks, T-shirts, coffee cups, iPhone cases, shower curtains, pillows and other items on Redbubble, all via the user “Angelbertran”, who would be the designer and seller.

The user, who according to his profile page, lives in the United States, presents in his name several creations inspired by pop culture. “Angelbertran” did not respond to a request for comment from JTA which had been presented via Redbubble.

These designs are commonplace in craft sites and are generally protected by copyright laws under the legitimate use guidelines. That they taste good is another matter.

The “Schindler’s List” has recently made headlines in a number of ways, for a variety of reasons. Oliwia Dabrowska, the Polish actress who played the girl in red when she was little, has used her character to defend Ukrainian refugees on social media. In addition, a Belgian public broadcaster apologized this week for parodying the film in a comedy short film about the shortage of cookies that could be caused by the Ukrainian war.

Mimi Reinhard, the Jewish secretary who wrote the list of Jews Schindler tried to save, died last week at the age of 107.

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