Amazon remove disturbing disrespectful Auschwitz-themed ornaments

Amazon asked to remove ‘disturbing and disrespectful’ Auschwitz-themed Christmas ornaments

  • 12/03/2019 10:12 am ET Dara Brewton
Amazon removes 'disturbing and disrespectful' Auschwitz themed Christmas ornaments

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The Auschwitz Memorial museum sent a tweet to retail giant Amazon asking for the “disrespectful” Auschwitz-themed merchandise to be removed from the site.

Among the products on display were Christmas ornaments and a bottle opener. “Auschwitz on a bottle opener is rather disturbing and disrespectful,” the tweet said.

Auschwitz was the largest of the Nazi concentration camps. Located in Poland, it is where more than a million Jewish people died between 1940 and 1945.

According to EuroNews, the listings for the ornaments were removed on Sunday.

However, there are a few other similar listings still up on the site including “Massacre Auschwitz Birkenau Jewish Death” mousepad and ornaments featuring the freight car that was used to transport people to the camps.

No comment yet from Amazon on whether the other “disturbing” items will be removed.

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