Outrage at Amazon for selling 'Auschwitz' Christmas ornaments

A Christmas ornament featuring Auschwitz is for sale on Amazon

Amazon on Sunday removed "Christmas ornaments" items featuring images of the former Auschwitz camp after the Auschwitz Memorial museum said they were inappropriate.

The museum said selling such products is not appropriate and "rather disturbing and disrespectful", calling for Amazon to pull the items from sale.

The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum spotted the shocking items listed for sale via Amazon on Sunday morning. "Auschwitz on a bottle opener is rather disturbing and disrespectful", the message said.

All displayed scenes from the Nazi death camp where millions of people were killed in World War Two.

Earlier this year Amazon removed doormats, bathmats and other items imprinted with verses from the Koran from its marketplace following a deluge of complaints from members of the Muslim community and advocacy group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Others noted that they have contacted the seller and Amazon to complain about the products.

The memorial credited followers for helping to have the products removed from the site.

"All sellers must follow our selling guidelines and those who do not will be subject to action, including potential removal of their account", Amazon said in a statement to The Washington Post on Monday.

"Thank you to those who reacted, reported and put pressure here", a tweet read. The online store offered a bell-shaped tree-hanging ornament depicting the iconic Auschwitz railway station, where prisoners were transported by the Nazis for slave labor and extermination.

More than 100,000 non-Jews also died there, according to the museum.



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