Amazon pulls Auschwitz-themed Christmas ornaments
Amazon has withdrawn a range of “Christmas ornaments” displaying images of a former concentration camp that sellers had posted on its website.
The move followed a tweet from Poland’s Auschwitz Memorial calling on the retailer to remove the “disturbing and disrespectful” merchandise. It included Christmas tree decorations, a bottle opener and a mouse-pad.
All displayed scenes from the Nazi death camp where mass killing was conducted in World War Two. The Christmas merchandise featured images from Auschwitz including the railway line leading to its infamous gates, the barbed wire fences and the buildings where it housed victims – mainly Jews.
The memorial and museum later posted an update to say the items had been removed and thanked social media users for their “activity and response” after the post attracted thousands of retweets.