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Auschwitz Memorial asks Amazon to remove 'inappropriate' listings

Auschwitz Memorial asks Amazon to remove 'inappropriate' listings”

A Polish museum has criticised United States e-commerce giant Amazon for selling Christmas ornaments decorated with images of the Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.

"Selling "Christmas ornaments" with images of Auschwitz does not seem appropriate", the Twitter account for the Auschwitz Memorial museum tweeted on Sunday.

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

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.

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

The ornaments are were on sale through Amazon.com for £10.05.

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

An Amazon spokeswoman confirmed that the products were not on display any more.

The merchandise, first reported by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, appears to have since been removed from the Amazon website.

According to the retailer's offensive and controversial materials policy, products related to human tragedies are not allowed to be sold on the site. "Thank you everyone for your activity and response".

"We exercise judgment in allowing or prohibiting listings and we keep our global community of customers and cultural differences and sensitivities in mind when reviewing and making a decision on products".

The museum then discovered more Auschwitz-themed items on the site from a different seller, tweeting "sadly it's not over".



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