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    Outrage as Aussie Online Store Redbubble Selling Auschwitz Death Camp Skirts

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    Redbubble is a Melbourne-based online marketplace with additional offices in San Francisco and Berlin, which provides a platform for independent artists to sell their creations.

    The Auschwitz Memorial and Museum in Poland has publicly called out Redbubble for selling pillows, miniskirts and tote bags featuring images of the notorious Nazi death camp, having slammed the products as “disturbing and disrespectful”.

    The items in question include a $45 throw cushion with a photo of the infamous railroad tracks which led hundreds of thousands to their deaths in gas chambers; a $40 miniskirt featuring an image of the Nazi guardhouse at the concentration camp; and a $15 tote bag depicting an image of Auschwitz’s electric fence used to deter prisoners from escaping.

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    Redbubble, which says that its mission is to bring more creativity into the world, has replied to the museum by saying that the nature of the content is incompatible with its community guidelines, and the products will be removed from the website.

    The disturbing items have sparked widespread condemnation online, with social media users pointing out over 1.1 million Jews were killed in the camp:

    Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest concentration and extermination camp during the Second World War, was built and operated by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland and became one of the main symbols of the Holocaust.

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    Millions of inmates were starved to death and killed in gas chambers before the camp was liberated in 1945 by the Soviet Red Army and transformed into a museum two years later.

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