Miniskirts, accessories with Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp photos 'disturbing and dis


spaminator
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Miniskirts, accessories with Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp photos 'disturbing and disrespectful': Museum
Associated Press
Published:
May 8, 2019
Updated:
May 8, 2019 12:56 PM EDT
A screen grab made Wednesday May 8, 2019 from the site of an online vendor showing an Auschwitz themed product for sale. (Photo via AP)
WARSAW, Poland — The Auschwitz Memorial and Museum has complained to an e-commerce site that was selling miniskirts, tote bags and other items printed with photos of the former Nazi German death camp where around 1.1 million people were killed during World War II.
The museum in Poland learned about the products offered on Australian e-commerce site Redbubble from people who saw them online, spokesman Bartosz Bartyzel said Wednesday. Employees were “shocked and outraged” over what they considered blatant dishonouring of Holocaust victims, he said.
The items that caused offence were created by various designers and carried black-and-white post-war images of Auschwitz and the railway tracks leading into the Birkenau extermination camp and its gas chambers. A tote bag with a German-language warning sign at Auschwitz was being sold for 13.90 euros, a skirt with an Auschwitz image for 35 euros, and a pillow for 40.29 euros.
“Do you really think that selling such products as pillows, miniskirts or tote bags with the images of Auschwitz – a place of enormous human tragedy where over 1.1 million people were murdered – is acceptable? This is rather disturbing and disrespectful,” read a tweet sent Tuesday from the Auschwitz Memorial account to Redbubble’s customer service feed on Twitter.
Redbubble allows artists to create designs for T-shirts and other items made from fabric and to sell them directly to the public online. In response to the museum’s protest, Redbubble tweeted “the nature of this content is not acceptable” and that it was taking “immediate action to remove these and similar works available on these product types.”
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“Redbubble takes a strong stance against racism and violence, including the atrocities committed in Nazi concentration camps,” the company said in a separate statement.
Bartyzel blamed the commercialization of the Holocaust and improper use of death camp imagery on a “lack of sensitivity, thoughtlessness, maybe sometimes a form of provocation.” Constant educating about Auschwitz-Birkenau and reacting quickly are the best prevention, he said.
“Luckily, the company that had made them available reacted in the right way, and we saw the items being removed from the offer,” Bartyzel said of the products on Redbubble.
Auschwitz Memorial tweeted to thank Redbubble for their message and reaction.
From 1940-45, around 1.1 million people, mostly Jews, but also Poles, Gypsies, Russian prisoners of war and others, were killed in the gas chambers or died of starvation, hard labour and disease at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the complex of concentration, forced labour and death camps Nazi Germany operated in occupied Poland.
Last year, over 2.1 million people visited the museum.
Last week, around 10,000 Jewish youths from around the world were joined by Holocaust survivors and politicians in the annual 3-kilometre (1.8-mile) March of the Living from Auschwitz to Birkenau in memory of the 6 million Jews killed during the war.
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Curious Cdn
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That is nasty.
 
Cannuck
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Disrespectful! Offensive!

So what?
 
Jinentonix
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Seems to be a lot of these fashion design "blunders" lately. But holy shit man, it's one thing to have an asshole design something like this, but you either have to be a complete and total asshole or an utterly clueless twit to approve the design for public consumption. The only thing missing is little swastika stitches.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

Seems to be a lot of these fashion design "blunders" lately. But holy shit man, it's one thing to have an asshole design something like this, but you either have to be a complete and total asshole or an utterly clueless twit to approve the design for public consumption. The only thing missing is little swastika stitches.

What about the clueless ditzes who believe that this is somehow stylish? I'll bet that those items sell for big, big $$$, too. It is a deeply shameful thing that there is a demand for this garbage, at all.
 
Cannuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

Seems to be a lot of these fashion design "blunders" lately. But holy shit man, it's one thing to have an asshole design something like this, but you either have to be a complete and total asshole or an utterly clueless twit to approve the design for public consumption. The only thing missing is little swastika stitches.

*hug*
 
DaSleeper
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Leftoids only object to MAGA hats.....
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

Leftoids only object to MAGA hats.....

Hillbillies from Bugtussle think that they're haute couture.

Enjoyin' that big jar of pickled pork lips, Schlepper?
 
Walter
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People wear Che Guevara images proudly and with no shame. No surprise about the Auschwitz pictures.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

People wear Che Guevara images proudly and with no shame. No surprise about the Auschwitz pictures.

It's almost as bad. Guevera murdered 22. The Nazis murdered about 14 million Gypsies, Jews, Poles, Serbs, Russians, Progs, liberals, ...
 
Cannuck
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They were heroes to Trumpites
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

It's almost as bad. Guevera murdered 22. The Nazis murdered about 14 million Gypsies, Jews, Poles, Serbs, Russians, Progs, liberals, ...

Evil is evil.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Evil is evil.

You would know.
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

You would know.

I do.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

I do.

I'm sure that the two of you are intimate.
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

I'm sure that the two of you are intimate.

I am able to recognise evil.
 
spaminator
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people are at their Auschwitz end over this.
 
Curious Cdn
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They were going to build a shopping mall on the site of Bergen-Belsen a few decades back ... "Bargain Belsen".
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Saw this coming about 10 years ago when Look 54 in Berlin started putting death's-heads on everything.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

I am able to recognise evil.

Of course you are. How else would you be able to support it so consistently?
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Saw this coming about 10 years ago when Look 54 in Berlin started putting death's-heads on everything.

You mean, like Shutz Staffel death's heads? I would think it would be illegal to do so in Germany.
 
hunterclail1221
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Tasteless., especially if they are doing it for the sake of being edgy. Seems like we have the rest of the year for more fashion blunders...
 
spaminator
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Amazon pulls Auschwitz Christmas decorations from site after complaints
Reuters
Published:
December 2, 2019
Updated:
December 2, 2019 10:54 AM EST
The entrance to the former Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Poland.
BERLIN — Amazon has withdrawn from sale products decorated with images of the former Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland including Christmas decorations after a complaint from the organization that preserves the site as a memorial.
The Auschwitz museum drew attention to the products on its Twitter account on Sunday, calling them “disturbing and disrespectful,” and asked Amazon to remove them. On Monday, Amazon said it had done so.
“All sellers must follow our selling guidelines and those who do not will be subject to action, including potential removal of their account,” an Amazon spokesman said.
Amazon’s guidelines for sellers include the following line: “Amazon does not allow products that promote, incite or glorify hatred, violence, racial, sexual or religious intolerance or promote organizations with such views.”
The guidelines also state: “We’ll also remove listings that graphically portray violence or victims of violence.”
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Between 1940 and 1945, about 1.5 million people, mainly Jews, were killed by the Nazis at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp in German-occupied Poland.
The Auschwitz museum said the products in question were still available on e-commerce marketplace Wish and called for their removal there, too.
A Wish spokesperson said: “These items are completely inappropriate and should not have been listed by sellers on our platform. We are removing them as a matter of urgency.”
The products include ceramic ornaments, computer mouse pads and bottle tops decorated with images of the camp, made by a company which produces a wide range of souvenirs like fridge magnets and mugs featuring images of tourist destinations.
Reuters was not immediately able to contact the maker of the decorations.
“We consider this rather an isolated incident,” Pawel Sawicki, press officer for the Auschwitz Memorial, told Reuters by email. “What seems to be an issue is that more and more producers use some image-grabbing software and place hundreds of images on their products hoping to find customers.”

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Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by hunterclail1221 View Post

Tasteless., especially if they are doing it for the sake of being edgy. Seems like we have the rest of the year for more fashion blunders...

You mean like " Give her the new Zyklon B fragrance from Chanel, this Christmas"


Coco Chanel ... was a collaborator with the NAZIs, btw