Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Must not mention Auschwitz in a joke
A Tory-supporting peer has been forced to apologise after making a joke about Auschwitz at a glittering party function attended by David Cameron.
Lord Dalmeny, chairman of auctioneers Sotheby’s UK, has now admitted his comment about the concentration camp was ‘horrific’.
Guests at last week’s Black And White Party at the exclusive Hurlingham Club in London were said to be shocked by the ill-judged remark.
Lord Dalmeny last night apologised for his ‘horrific’ Auschwitz wisecrack. He said: ‘I’m sorry if anyone was offended. I meant to say “Colditz”. It was a horrific slip of the tongue.’