Amazon pulls Auschwitz-themed Christmas ornaments

Amazon pulls Auschwitz-themed Christmas ornaments

Amazon has pulled a range of "sick" Christmas ornaments, which depicted images of a Nazi concentration camp, from its website, the BBC reports.

The Holocaust-themed items, which included tree decorations, a bottle opener and a mouse pad, displayed photos taken from Auschwitz in occupied-Poland during World War Two.

Some of the images were buildings in which mostly Jewish victims of Hitler's regime were held hostage, including barbed wire fences and the railway line leading to the camps.

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Amazon took action after the official Twitter account for Poland's Auschwitz Memorial questioned whether the range of items for sale was "appropriate".

Cousins who both thought the other was killed by the Nazis reunite after 75 years:

"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," Poland's Auschwitz Memorial tweeted.

Naturally, the tweet spawned thousands of comments criticising the e-commerce giant.

"That's so sick, glad it was removed Those sellers should work in the Auschwitz museum gratis for a while and see what they were really dealing with," one person wrote.

"Why would you want this on your Christmas tree? Why would you even think this is a good idea at all??? This is so ???????" wrote another.

"What is wrong with people? Who would buy that let alone make it?" a third wrote.

Poland's Auschwitz Memorial later posted an update informing people that the items had been removed by Amazon and thanked everyone for their support.

However, they then found a mouse-pad from another seller, depicting the freight train used to transport people to the concentration camps, for sale on Amazon.

Amazon has since confirmed that the "products in question have been removed".

"All sellers must follow our selling guidelines and those who do not will be subject to action, including potential removal of their account," the company added.