Amazon Removes Auschwitz Christmas Ornaments After Backlash
According to WILX, Amazon took Auschwitz "Christmas ornaments" off of their website, due to backlash.
Amazon released this comment in a statement towards sellers, and their own guidelines:
“all sellers must follow our selling guidelines”
Failing to follow Amazon's policies, will of course cause in the removal of the product.
The Auschwitz-Birkenau state museum had appealed to Amazon on Sunday, that they remove the merchandise from the website. Items being sold included a Birkenau "massacre" mouse pad, as well as an Auschwitz bottle opener.
The museum released this statement on the matter:
“Selling ‘Christmas ornaments’ with images of Auschwitz does not seem appropriate. Auschwitz on a bottle opener is rather disturbing and disrespectful.”
According to WILX as well, Amazon wasn't the only online realtor selling the products. Wish Shopping was also carrying the product, however, there is a push for Wish to discontinue sales as well.