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

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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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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. :roll:
 

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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. :roll:
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.
 

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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. :roll:

*hug*
 

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

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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, ...
 

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They were going to build a shopping mall on the site of Bergen-Belsen a few decades back ... "Bargain Belsen".