Walmart, Sears, Amazon apologize for Nazi 'decorative' poster

Stores Apologize For Nazi Decorative Poster
Stores Apologize For Nazi Decorative Poster

A picture of Nazi Germany's notorious Dachau concentration camp sign was pulled from Walmart, Sears and Amazon's websites. The sign reads "Arbeit macht frei" which translates to "work makes you free."

Walmart apologized for the poster and says it was sold by one of the company's online sellers, not directly by them. The Daily Mail explains that Walmart issued this statement: 'We were horrified to see that this item was on our site. We sincerely apologize, and worked quickly to remove it.'

ABC News reports that the statement also noted, ''We have shared our disappointment with them and have learned they are removing the publisher of this item entirely from inventory.'

Sears also released a statement also saying an independent third-party sold it and the poster violates the company's guidelines.

Almost 200,000 people were kept as prisoners at Dachau. The Nazis used it as a labor camp and performed medical experiments on the prisoners.

Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors, a non-profit organization, said on Facebook "It's astonishing that 70 years removed from the Holocaust American stores want you to purchase [the poster]. It seems that the Nazis may be living amongst us."

And a Twitter user found it disturbing that Sears listed ovens as "similar products."

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