How Auschwitz Christmas Ornaments Ended Up for Sale on Amazon
The day before Cyber Monday, Amazon’s largest shopping event of the year, the company faced yet another controversy over offensive items for sale on its site. On Sunday, Amazon removed Christmas tree ornaments, a bottle opener, and other products featuring pictures of Auschwitz, the largest Nazi concentration camp where historians estimate more than a million people, most of them Jews, were killed during the Holocaust. The company took down the products after the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum in Poland publicly called on Amazon to act.
“Auschwitz on a bottle opener is rather disturbing and disrespectful,” a tweet from the museum’s official Twitter account read.