Share Culture Stutthof Gas Chamber Art Artur Żmijewski Poland Holocaust A video of naked people laughing, frolicking and playing tag inside a gas chamber may be nearly two decades old, but it has just now spurred an investigation by Polish authorities. Polish interior minister Mariusz Błaszczak passed on a file about Artur Żmijewski’s 1999 work “Game of Tag” to prosecutors, he said on Friday, and told them to follow up on research carried out by groups that represent Holocaust survivors. The move followed a letter that the Organization of Holocaust Survivors in Israel, the Simon Wiesenthal Center and other groups sent to Polish President Andrzej Duda, asking him to “clearly, properly condemn this so-called artwork.” The video’s description did not indicate the exact location where it was filmed, but the spot was recently identified as Stutthof, a civilian internment camp east of Gdansk in Poland that became a concentration camp in January 1942 and was expanded the following year. More than 60,000 prisoners died there, in the gas chamber as well as from typhus and other causes. Jerusalem-based lawyer David Schonberg reportedly compared the video to footage of a July visit to Stutthof by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and experts at Yad Vashem confirmed that Żmijewski’s video indeed matched the gas chamber that camp. Keep up with this story and more by subscribing now A general view of a gas chamber as Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the former Nazi German concentration camp, Stutthof during an official visit to Poland and Germany on July 18. Bruce Adams-Pool/Getty Images In the letter, the groups wanted to know whether Żmijewski got “permission from the Stutthof administrators to make this video, what rules exist for proper conduct at the site, how these are enforced.” Piotr Tarnowski, the director of the Stutthof Museum and Memorial, said on Friday that a former head of the site had asked Żmijewski to destroy the material filmed there after discovering its nature. The filmmaker promised he would do so, but clearly didn’t follow through. Tarnowski called again