Amazon removes Christmas ornaments with images of Auschwitz from its website
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Amazon removes Christmas ornaments with images of Auschwitz from its website

Official memorial museum had called on retail giant to remove the listings, said ‘Auschwitz on a bottle opener disturbing and disrespectful’

A Christmas ornament featuring Auschwitz is for sale on Amazon. (Amazon/via JTA)
A Christmas ornament featuring Auschwitz is for sale on Amazon. (Amazon/via JTA)

JTA — Christmas ornaments and bottle openers featuring the site of the former Auschwitz Nazi death camp that were for sale on Amazon were removed from the site Sunday.

The products were taken off the website hours after the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum on Sunday morning in Europe asked the site to remove the items.

The museum called Amazon out in a tweet earlier, saying, “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 Auschwitz ornaments included the iconic image of train tracks leading to the entrance of Auschwitz, and an image of reconstructed barracks with a path down the middle.

Among the other Polish landmarks featured on the porcelain Christmas ornaments are Wawel Castle in Krakow, Centennial Hall in Wroclaw, and the riverfront of the city of Gdansk.

A Christmas ornament featuring Auschwitz is for sale on Amazon. (Amazon/via JTA)

The company also sells Christmas ornaments featuring landmarks from other countries including the United States.

US ornaments include a view of the city of Chicago from the Chicago River, the Grand Canyon in Arizona, and Zion National Park in Utah.

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