Online retail giant Amazon has come under harsh criticism for selling a children’s puzzle bearing the image of the crematorium at one of the Nazi’s most infamous concentration camps. The 252 piece puzzle for kids 8 and over featured a picture from camp Dachau, the first concentration camp to open in Germany.
The puzzle has caused outrage and one politician in Bavaria, where the camp was located, called it a slap in the face for victims’ families in a letter sent to Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos. It seems Amazon has bowed to the pressure to stop selling the toy as a search on the Amazon website no longer brings up the puzzle.
The concentration camp operated during WWII before it was liberated by the Americans in 1945. Some 35,000 of the 200,000 prisoners, of whom around 30 percent were Jewish, died at the camp.