The post quickly went viral, with over 20,000 retweets and 40,000 likes.
“Remember you are at the site where over 1 million people were killed,” the memorial wrote. “Respect their memory. There are better places to learn how to walk on a balance beam than the site which symbolizes deportation of hundreds of thousands to their deaths.”
The post received support, with one user writing:
“This is a very necessary post, our picture-taking habits are completely out of control. I may be visiting in the summer, I will make sure I am aware of your photography policy. Thank you for all the essential work you continue to do. Without our historical memory we are nothing.”