An online retailer has come in for strong criticism after it was discovered that items depicting the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz was listed on its site.
The criticism comes after it was uncovered that a number of items including t-shirts, miniskirts, mugs and pillows bearing images from the camp were being sold on the Redbubble website.
It is believed that a number of items were made available on the website which allows users to sell items with their own personal prints or designs placed on them.
The discovery also prompted the Auschwitz Memorial to post the following message on Twitter: “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.”
That tweet prompted Redbubble to respond to the issue with the company saying that they were made aware of the products available and described them as disturbing and disrespectful.
They stated that the company was working to remove such content as it failed to comply with its community standards, before apologising for any offence the material had caused.