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Old 07-10-2014, 03:52 AM
 
Location: USA
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Walmart and Amazon apologize for selling decorative poster of notorious Dachau Nazi concentration camp - Daily Mail

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A poster of a notorious Nazi concentration camp has been pulled from sales by Walmart and other leading retailers after online shoppers were horrified to discover it was being sold as a piece of home decor.
The image shows a gate at Dachau with the phrase 'Arbeit macht frei,' which translates to 'work makes you free' written in the metal.
The stores were inundated with complaints after it was spotted by outraged shoppers and Walmart, Amazon and Sears decided to remove the item from sale at the weekend

'We were horrified to see that this item was on our site. We sincerely apologize, and worked quickly to remove it,' a statement from Walmart read reported ABC News.

'The item was sold through a third-party seller on our marketplace.
I am glad they made the decision to pull the item AFTER customer's complained about it.
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Old 07-10-2014, 04:01 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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Wow. What reasonably educated person could let that go through? Better yet, I wonder if the 'third-party seller' was seeing how far a prank could go.
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Old 07-10-2014, 04:31 AM
 
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Just indicates the lack of history education. They probably had no idea what it was.
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Old 07-10-2014, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Annandale, VA
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Just indicates the lack of history education. They probably had no idea what it was.
What is the difference between this and a "Che" t-shirt?
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Old 07-10-2014, 11:57 AM
 
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What is the difference between this and a "Che" t-shirt?
Why don't you tell us?
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Old 07-10-2014, 01:51 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Please, a poster. Look at it. Amazon carries Mein Kampf, Virgin Killer with the original cover, and all of Ann Coulter's books. This is hardly the thing to get riled up about. There is much more dangerous, hurtful material on Amazon than the picture of a gate.
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Old 07-10-2014, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Carmichael, CA
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Honestly, I doubt any of the employees even knew what it was.

I didn't, but it was on my Facebook page as an OMG so I took a closer look and if you didn't know what that German phrase meant, how would you know?
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Old 07-10-2014, 02:00 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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Honestly, I doubt any of the employees even knew what it was.

I didn't, but it was on my Facebook page as an OMG so I took a closer look and if you didn't know what that German phrase meant, how would you know?
Without some knowledge of some very important historical events (such as WWII), you probably wouldn't.
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Old 07-10-2014, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Caverns measureless to man...
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Without some knowledge of some very important historical events (such as WWII), you probably wouldn't.
Yes, but who has time to read about any of that boring stuff anymore? It doesn't have anything to do with the Kardashian kids, so there really isn't anything interesting about it.
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Old 07-10-2014, 02:06 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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Yes, but who has time to read about any of that boring stuff anymore? It doesn't have anything to do with the Kardashian kids, so there really isn't anything interesting about it.
Sad... but true.
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