online store has come under storm of criticism for selling items with images of Auschwitz-Birkenau - Nazi German concentration camp. website Redbubble has apologized for selling skirts, pillows, bags and other products that had photos of Auschwitz printed on them. Auschwitz Memorial Museum tweeted that products were "disturbing and disrespectful". It asked: "Do you really think that selling such products as pillows, mini skirts or tote bags with images of Auschwitz - place of enormous human tragedy where over 1.1 million people were murdered - is acceptable?" Redbubble quickly responded and said it was taking "immediate action to remove" items.
It is estimated that at least 1.3 million people were sent to and incarcerated in concentration camp in German-occupied Poland during World War II. Over 90 per cent of these were Jews. Nazis murdered 1.1 million of detainees between 1940-45. Poles, Romani, Russian prisoners of war and others were also killed. Most of 1.1 million died in gas chambers. Others died of starvation, hard labor and disease. Redbubble said it, "takes strong stance against racism and violence, including atrocities committed in Nazi concentration camps". Twitter user wrote: "How very disrespectful to memories of those murdered by Nazis and pain of their families."