After Arnold Schwarzenegger visited the Auschwitz Memorial on Wednesday, the former concentration camp tweeted an image of Schwarzenegger's inscription in the guestbook: "I'll be back," Schwarzenegger wrote, quoting his famous catchphrase from The Terminator. (See below.) His note was met with disgust on social media, prompting the Auschwitz Memorial to provide a bit of helpful context.
"This visit was planned to be relatively short," they responded. "The inscription was meant to be a promise to return for another and more indepth visit."
Schwarzenegger was announced in June as the recipient of the Award for Fighting Hatred.
"I am witness to the ruins of a country broken by the Nazis," Schwarzenegger wrote in a statement at the time. "I saw firsthand how this hatred spun out of control and I share these painful memories with the world in the hopes of preventing future tragedies and educating soldiers about personal responsibility. I stand with the Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation and their mission of education to ensure NEVER AGAIN."