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Amazon Removes Holocaust-Themed Christmas Decorations After Facing Backlash

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Amazon Removes Holocaust-Themed Christmas Decorations After Facing Backlash

Amazon has removed several Christmas decorations and novelty items after shoppers noticed it had images of the infamous concentration camp, Auschwitz.

The company took down the items after officials of the Auschwitz Memorial Museum slammed them for allowing the items to be listed for sale on their official Twitter page:

‘Selling ‘Christmas ornaments’ with images of Auschwitz does not seem appropriate. Auschwitz on a bottle opener is rather disturbing and disrespectful. We ask @amazon to remove the items of those suppliers.’

The items included star and bell-shaped Christmas ornaments that featured images of the concentration camps priced for $12.99. Although Amazon announced that they have removed the listings from their site, over 2,000 customers left messages on their social media pages.

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“My word! What a horrible, awful thing to design for a season of joy (or for any other time). Although I am not Jewish, the Holocaust has become something sacred to me, and things like this absolutely horrify me.” -@jennifercwolf

“I called customer service and they were appalled as well. Even got an email from seller. Thanks all for taking positive action to right this wrong.” -@wyttwytt

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