Amazon pulls Auschwitz 'Christmas ornaments' after protest

Amazon removes Auschwitz 'Christmas ornaments' following online protest

WARSAW, Poland -- Amazon said Monday it has removed “Christmas ornaments” and other merchandise bearing the images of Auschwitz that had been available on its online site.

Amazon, which functions as a marketplace on top of selling products itself, said in a statement that “all sellers must follow our selling guidelines” and that those who do not will be removed.

It said that, “Selling ‘Christmas ornaments’ with images of Auschwitz does not seem appropriate. Auschwitz on a bottle opener is rather disturbing and disrespectful.”

On Monday, the state memorial said it was still calling on another online outlet, Wish Shopping, to stop selling the products.