Amazon removed a series of Christmas decorations that showed images of the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp after outrage over the products that exploded in Poland.
the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial aware screenshots of the ornaments in Twitter on Sunday calling them "disturbing and disrespectful."
Items included snowflakes and bell-shaped images and aWe show images of the Nazi camp where millions of people were killed during World War II.
"Selling Christmas decorations with images of Auschwitz doesn't seem appropriate. Auschwitz in a bottle opener is quite disturbing and disrespectful," he said.
Within hours, the publication was widely shared generating all kinds of angry responses. Some users called the ornaments "negligible," while others threatened to cancel their Amazon accounts.
In a later tweet, the monument said that the articles were removed, but then published a follow-up that said: "It was not yet over."
Unfortunately, it is not over yet @Amazon. The "Auschwitcz Massacre (!) Birkenau Jewish Death,quot; mousepad is another disturbing online product. We are not sure if @yadvashem I would like the "Christmas ornament,quot; with a freight car used to deport Jews for extermination. https://t.co/qDEEzqzwSU pic.twitter.com/wXExhFZPmV
– Auschwitz Memorial (@AuschwitzMuseum) December 1, 2019
Other products were found, including a computer mat that shows a photo of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, and a Christmas ornament with an image of a freight car used to transport people there.
After another wave of angry responses, the memorial confirmed that those products were also removed later.
"Thanks to those who reacted, reported and pressed here," he said.
Another product group: a mousepad with images of Birkenau and Christmas decorations with a freight train car from Yad Vashem have been removed from @Amazon. Thanks to those who reacted, reported and pressed here. https://t.co/hzJtMAJqNa pic.twitter.com/ZdbEIFoGeQ
– Auschwitz Memorial (@AuschwitzMuseum) December 2, 2019
An Amazon spokeswoman confirmed that the products were no longer displayed.
"All sellers must follow our sales guidelines and those who do not will be subject to measures, including the possible removal of their account. The products in question have been eliminated," he said.
According to Amazon policy, products "related to human tragedies,quot; are not allowed.
"We act with discretion in allowing or prohibiting lists and we take into account our global customer community and cultural differences and sensitivities when reviewing and deciding on products. "
the The Auschwitz death camp ran between 1940 and 45.
"As of 1942, the vast majority of those sent to Auschwitz were Jews and also represented the largest number of victims. Other very large groups of prisoners and victims included the Poles, Roma and Soviet prisoners of war," he said. memorial on your website