— -- Walmart and other retailers pulled a home decoration poster of Nazi Germany's notorious Dachau concentration camp sign.
A phrase on the gate in German states "Arbeit macht frei," which roughly translates to "work makes you free."
Walmart, Sears and Amazon pulled the item from its website over the weekend, as first reported by Digiday.com
Walmart apologized for the photo of a gate at Dachau, which held Jewish prisoners during World War II. The item was sold by one of the company's online marketplace sellers and not directly by Walmart.
“We were horrified to see that this item was on our site. We sincerely apologize, and worked quickly to remove it," a statement from Walmart read. "The item was sold through a third-party seller on our marketplace. We have shared our disappointment with them and have learned they are removing the publisher of this item entirely from inventory.”
American Apparel Apologizes After Mistakenly Posting Challenger Photo
Sears pulled the poster from its website, though a description remained that called the poster a "generic Gate with inscription Arbeit Macht Frei, Dachau Concentration Camp, Dachau, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany Poster Print by Pa."
It was not immediately known who created and marketed the poster.
Amazon did not immediately respond to ABC News' requests for comment.
Sears said this in a statement: "The item, which was listed by an independent third-party on Sears Marketplace, violates our guidelines and was immediately removed."