Monday 9 December 2019

Amazon removes 'disturbing and disrespectful' Auschwitz-themed Christmas ornaments

Auschwitz death camp
Auschwitz death camp

Associated Press Reporter

Amazon has removed "Christmas ornaments" and other merchandise bearing the images of the Auschwitz death camp that had been available on its online site.

Amazon said that "all sellers must follow our selling guidelines" and that those who do not will be removed.

The move comes after the Auschwitz-Birkenau state museum appealed on Sunday to Amazon to remove the merchandise, which also included an Auschwitz bottle opener and a Birkenau "massacre" mouse pad.

It called the merchandise "disturbing and disrespectful".

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Many others on Twitter voiced outrage.

On Monday, the state memorial said it was still calling on another online outlet, Wish Shopping, to pull the products.

Nazi Germany killed 1.1 million people, mostly Jews, at the death camp during its occupation of Poland during the Second World War.

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