Amazon pulls Auschwitz-themed Christmas ornaments

The barbed wire and buildings at the former Auschwitz concentration campPicture copyright
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Auschwitz was the most important of the Nazi focus camps


Amazon has withdrawn a variety of “Christmas ornaments” displaying pictures of a former focus camp from its web site.

The transfer adopted a tweet from Poland’s Auschwitz Memorial calling on the retailer to take away the “disturbing and disrespectful” merchandise.


It included Christmas tree decorations, a bottle opener and a mouse-pad.

All displayed scenes from the Nazi demise camp the place thousands and thousands of individuals had been killed in World Conflict Two.

The Christmas merchandise featured pictures from Auschwitz together with the railway line resulting in its notorious gates, the barbed wire fences and the buildings the place it housed victims – primarily Jews.

The memorial and museum later posted an replace to say the gadgets had been eliminated and thanked social media customers for his or her “exercise and response” after the put up attracted 1000’s of retweets.

However later Auschwitz Memorial posted once more to say “sadly, it isn’t over but”.

They’d discovered a “disturbing on-line product” from one other vendor – a pc mouse-pad bearing the picture of a freight practice used for deporting individuals to the focus camps.

Amazon mentioned the “merchandise in query have been eliminated”.

“All sellers should observe our promoting tips and those that don’t might be topic to motion, together with potential removing of their account,” the corporate added.