Amazon has withdrawn from sale a series of Christmas decorations decorated with images of a Nazi death camp that sparked a shower of criticism on the networks.
Stars, spheres and bells made of ceramic and painted with images of Auschwitz's sinister gates and barbed wire, where at least 1.1 million people were killed during World War II, were offered on the site.
Representatives of the Auschwitz Memorial museum in Oświęcim, Poland, who raised the alarm about these products after seeing them on the networks.
"Selling Christmas decorations with images of Auschwitz does not seem to be the most appropriate, in fact it is quite disturbing and disrespectful," said the official Twitter account of the institution, which keeps the memories of the victims of the death camp.
The items were traded through the Fcheng company, according to People.
The museum's complaint did nothing more than uncover other sinister products, such as a computer mouse mat that showed a train similar to those that transported victims to the field.
The Auschwitz concentration camp opened its infamous gates in 1940, part of the infrastructure of horror created by Nazi Germany to exterminate the Jewish population and other ethnicities deemed inferior by the Adolf Hitler regime. Above its main entrance, the legend “Arbeit macht frei” (“Work frees”) still remains.
Until the day of their liberation by Soviet troops in January 1945, more than a million people perished in the field's gas chambers, as well as exhaustion due to forced labor or famine and disease caused by the lousy living conditions.
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