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Auschwitz Museum condemns company for ‘disrespectful’ concentration camp merchandise

The Auschwitz Museum denounced an online marketplace for independent artists Wednesday over the sale of memorabilia featuring images of the infamous Nazi death camp. “Do you really think that selling such products as pillows, mini skirts 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,” the museum tweeted at Redbubble, an Australian-based company. The museum details the history of the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex in Poland, where over 1 million people — most of them Jews — died during World War II. Redbubble features dozens of products emblazoned with images and references to the Holocaust a ...