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Grindr’s odd Holocaust fetish

Perhaps you had to be in the vicinity of arty Berlin to see them at first, but profile pictures on the gay hookup application Grindr increasingly include a surprise prop: the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

The blog Totem and Taboo aggregates photos taken at the Berlin memorial to the Holocaust, with its iconic, haunting gray slabs, and posted to Grindr -- a smartphone application used by gay men, that alerts users to the prowling presence of other men in their vicinity.  Totem and Taboo captures a peculiar trend of saucy men using the slabs as backdrops to lean against, climb upon and provide ironic context for their  come hither looks and shirtless poses.

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