Amazon pulls Nazi death camp puzzle

2012-10-20 14:13
Amazon.com (Picture: <a href="http://www.shutterstock.com">Shutterstock</a> )

Amazon.com (Picture: Shutterstock )

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

kalahari.com

  • Walking the Amazon
    Ultimately though, Amazon is an account of a world-first expedition that takes readers on the most... Now R133.00
    buy now

Berlin - Online retail giant Amazon has withdrawn from its website a controversial jigsaw puzzle that depicts ovens at the crematorium of the Nazi death camp of Dachau.

Amazon's German office said it could not immediately comment but the advert for the puzzle has disappeared and a German politician who had complained about the game said it had been withdrawn from sale.

The 252-piece puzzle was being sold for $24.99 on Amazon's US website as suitable for children aged eight and over.

It showed a picture of two ovens at one of the two crematoriums at Dachau, where bodies of prisoners were burned.

It had not been available for sale on Amazon's German website.

"The puzzle which shows ovens at the Dachau concentration camp has been withdrawn from sale by Amazon," said Gerda Hasselfeldt, head of the parliamentary group of the conservative Christian Social Union, on her website on Friday.

The politician from the Bavarian-based sister party to Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats represents the district where the former camp was located.

She called it "unacceptable that victims of the killing machine of the Third Reich are violated and that traders are making money as well" and had written a letter in protest to Amazon.

More than 200 000 Jews, gays, Roma, political opponents, the disabled and prisoners of war were imprisoned in Dachau during World War II.

Between 32 000 and 43 000 people died in the Bavarian camp before US troops liberated it in April 1945.

- SAPA
Read more on:    amazon  |  us
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
3 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News
 

New GIF keyboard on iOS for added fun!

Soon sending an LOL! or facepalm will be so much more fun!

 
 

For chic geeks...

Puppy goes crazy over iPad game
Printable solar panels will bring exciting new opportunities!
Now there’s a special lane for texting while walking
LOL! 7 brutally honest texts from parents

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

CSSD Technician

Western Cape
Workforce worldwide
R23 000 - R30 000 Per Month

B2B Sales Manager

Cape Town
Quantex Executive Recruitment

.Net Developer

Cape Town Northern Suburbs
Communicate Cape Town IT
R35 000 - R38 000 Per Month

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Pre-order your iPhone 6 at kalahari.com

Hurry and pre-order your own iPhone 6 now at SA’s favourite online store!

Bargain box – 60% off

Reduced prices, very limited stock. While stocks last. Hurry and shop now!

Mind blow low prices on electronics

Get either the Prestigio multiphone or Proline tablet 7” tablet for only R699. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off Barbie toys

Save 30% on all Barbie toys and accessories. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Baby extravanganza month at kalahari.com

Celebrate baby month with a wide range of awesome baby products. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

As the Moon moves out of restless Gemini into sensitive Cancer today you are able to relax your active mind and be more receptive...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.