Amazon takes goods with photos of Auschwitz after outrage
Amazon withdrew Christmas ornaments, a bottle opener and other products that display images of the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp after the Auschwitz Birkenau Museum and Monument in Poland shared images of the products on social networks, which led to outrage generalized
in a Twitter published on Sunday, the monument said the ornaments were inappropriate and described the bottle opener as quite disturbing and disrespectful. Within hours, the publication was shared thousands of times, which prompted angry responses and questions about how Amazon examines products sold through its platforms. In the afternoon, the monument said that Amazon seemed to have removed the ornaments.
By Sunday night, none of the products seemed to be available for purchase. An Amazon spokeswoman said the products had been removed and that all sellers should follow our sales guidelines and those that do not do so will be subject to action, including the possible removal of their account.
It was not immediately clear how long the products that are appropriate last when considering a global community of customers and cultural differences and sensibilities. The policy does not apply to books, music, videos or DVDs. The Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial did not respond to requests for comment on Sunday.
The firm has been accused of poorly monitoring its platforms before. In July 2018, two nonprofit groups said the prints with alt-right images, Nazi action figures and anti-Semitic books and music were available on the platform. NYT NEWS SERVICE offers offensive and controversial materials, products related to human tragedies are prohibited. The firm decision was announced on the platform. Amazon refused to answer more questions. According to Amazon's p