In the worldwide craze "Pokemon Go" players move through real environments to catch imaginary creatures. However, the whole thing might be a hoax, because that particular Pokemon was not found nearby.
"Generally speaking, we want to raise awareness among game developers regarding respect for the memory of the victims of this largest Nazi death camp from World War II".
"It's a place of peace and prayer and reflection and it's just not appropriate to play the Pokemon game there, so we're asking those Pokemon hunters to go elsewhere", Kunich said. "We are looking into how the Museum can be removed from it".
"The Museum encourages visitors to use their phones to share and engage with Museum content while here", Hollinger said. But clearly THEY don't know the difference between a good place to show up and a awful one. The Washington Post reported that the museum contains three different "PokéStops" - real-life sites where players can redeem in-game items.
Officials for the museum are believed to be seeking to get it removed from the game.
That included the area outside the Helena Rubinstein Auditorium, which features recorded testimonies from Jews who survived the gas chambers. "I was trying to get a Pokemon from a natural water resource", said Shayla Wiggins.
Visitors to Arlington National Cemetery were appalled to learn there were multiple game stops on this sacred ground, including all of Sections 36 and 39, civil rights activist Medgar Evers' grave and the final resting place of former Secretary of State Alexander Haig. It also deemed the term "Pokestop" OK (hence why we felt safe using it earlier). However, there has been a somewhat fascinating and inappropriate trend developing - Pokemon are popping up in places that they really shouldn't.
Pokemon Go can be called a phenomenon.
Game users take to the streets with their eyes glued to their cell phones in attempt to gain points and collect digital creatures.
Apparently the headache isn't quite over yet for the Holocaust Museum.