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Mon Dec 2, 2019, 03:44 PM

Amazon Pulls Death-Camp-Themed Christmas Ornaments After Complaints from Auschwitz Museum

2 Dec, 2019 11:00 / Updated 8 hours ago

A Holocaust museum in Poland called on Amazon to remove a range of WWII death-camp-themed Christmas tree decorations, bottle-openers and mousepads from its sales platform.

The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum spotted the shocking items listed for sale via Amazon on Sunday morning. 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.



There were also snowflake-shaped ornaments depicting the Krakow Ghetto, set up by the Nazis to round up Jews in occupied Poland, and similarly designed bottle-openers and mousepads. The Holocaust-themed items were listed as souvenirs.

“The ideal city souvenir to commemorate and share the cities you have visited. Can give it to a friend on different occasions as a gift,” the description read.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 03:52 PM

1. So.....if these aren't being sold any more,

where are you going to get your decorations for this year?

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Response to imwithfred (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 05:11 AM

4. Heh

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 04:13 PM

2. Them Chinese will make & sell anything.........

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 04:29 PM

3. I'd be willing to bet.......

..that the Amazon staff that approved the sale of these items have so little knowledge of actual history - in other words, very young people - that they had no real clue about what it was they were actually selling.

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