The Holocaust Memorial in Berlin is made up of 2,711 uneven concrete slabs. It kind of looks like a graveyard for the many murdered Jews of Europe who were never afforded a dignified burial. It’s out in the open and many Berliners weave in and out of the slabs, hang out by them, get drunk there etc. The other day, a cross fit evangelist by the name of Dave Driskell infuriated a bunch of folks on Instagram when he posted the pic above. As Gawker reported:

There are few things as funny as crazed Crossfit evangelism. There are also few things as funny as someone doing something dumb and narcissistic at a war memorial. This weekend, the two finally and inevitably met, when famous Crossfit evangelist Dave Driskell did a handstand on top of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin.

I’m sure he didn’t mean anything by it but it was still somewhat insensitive. He has since deleted the photo from his Instagram account. What is unclear is why did no less than 961 people on Instagram “heart” his pic? Are people that stupid? Gah. Maybe we do need more Holocaust Memorials… Also, and this is kinda weird, Driskell looks like buff Hipster Herzl. Just sayin’

Driskell and Herzl

UPDATE: Driskell has issued an apology and we’re cool with that.

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Founder and Publisher of Jewlicious, David Abitbol lives in Jerusalem with his wife, newborn daughter and toddler son. Blogging as "ck" he's been blocked on twitter by the right and the left, so he's doing something right.


  • The caption I would write for this picture: Physical and intellectual fitness do not always go hand in hand.