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Amazon Slammed For Auschwitz-Themed Christmas Decorations

Amazon has come under fire for selling 'Auschwitz-themed' bottle openers and Christmas decorations that included images of a Nazi death camp.

The online retail giant was slammed by hundreds of people online after The Auschwitz Museum urged Amazon to remove the "disrespectful" items from sale.

One item, a star that was described as a "high-quality snowflake", included a grim photograph of a death camp in Krakow, Poland.

Another product, a bell-shaped decoration, showed train tracks leading up to the death camp.

Auschwitz was a site of mass murder, where more than one million Jewish people were killed during the Holocaust.

As one Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp survivor Poldek Pfefferberg said of the camps "when you saw Göth, you saw death."

The Auschwitz Museum took to Twitter to condemn the company for the sale of the Christmas items.

Amazon has now removed the Auschwitz-themed decorations. Image: Amazon

"Selling 'Christmas ornaments' with images of Auschwitz does not seem appropriate. Auschwitz on a bottle opener is rather disturbing and disrespectful. We ask @amazon to remove the items of those suppliers," The Auschwitz Museum wrote on Twitter.

Buyers also lashed out at the company's decision to "monetise the monstrosity" of the Holocaust.

"What the Hell is wrong with people? How on Earth did the seller think this is actually something people would think 'a picture of Auschwitz would really set off my Christmas tree!'," one user wrote.

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"'Let's make death camps into a Christmas decoration' would have never been fathomable let alone crossed my mind," another added,

The products, which were first reported by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, now appear to have been removed from the Amazon website.

The Amazon seller previously described the products as "travel souvenirs",  with the items shown alongside images of famous cities and monuments.

Amazon told Daily Mail it received multiple complaints about the items, including negative reviews on its site and more than 2,000 messages on Twitter.

Amazon has been contacted for comment.

Contact Eden at egillespie@networkten.com.au