Amazon Drops Auschwitz-Themed Christmas Decorations After Protest


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Amazon has withdrawn a range of “Christmas ornaments” displaying images of a former Nazi concentration camp vendors had listed on its website.

The move followed a tweet from Poland’s Auschwitz Memorial calling on the e-commerce giant to remove the “disturbing and disrespectful” merchandise that included Christmas tree decorations.

It seems that @amazon has removed all of the “Christmas ornaments” with the images of the former Auschwitz camp. Thank you everyone for your activity and response. https://t.co/VGFnSDMWM9

— Auschwitz Memorial (@AuschwitzMuseum) December 1, 2019

Amazon said in a statement that “all sellers must follow our selling guidelines” and that those who do not will be removed.

It added that, “Selling ‘Christmas ornaments’ with images of Auschwitz does not seem appropriate. Auschwitz on a bottle opener is rather disturbing and disrespectful.”

Many others on Twitter voiced outrage.

The state memorial said it was still calling on another online outlet, Wish Shopping,

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