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    Polish Museum Criticises Amazon for Christmas Ornaments with Images of Auschwitz

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    Millions of inmates were starved to death and killed in the gas chambers of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest concentration and extermination camp during the Second World War, before it was liberated in 1945 by the Soviet Red Army and became a museum two years later.

    On Sunday, US multinational technology company Amazon faced harsh criticism from a Polish museum at the site of the death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau for selling Christmas ornaments with the camp's images.

    "Selling 'Christmas ornaments' with images of Auschwitz does not seem appropriate. Auschwitz on a bottle opener is rather disturbing and disrespectful", the museum tweeted.

    The museum posted screenshots of the items with train tracks and barracks on its Twitter account and requested that the company remove them from their site.

    The Polish museum added later that Amazon removed the items -- but then tweeted that it had found others, such as a mousepad featuring an image of a freight car used for delivering Jews for execution.

    In November, Internet users slammed a blogger who had posted an Instagram photo with a yellow rubber duck in front of the death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.

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