Walmart, Sears, Amazon Pull Nazi Concentration Camp Poster

by Karl Utermohlen | July 9, 2014 2:57 pm

Walmart, Sears, Amazon Pull Nazi Concentration Camp Poster

Walmart (WMT[1]), Sears (SHLD[2]) and Amazon (AMZN[3]) pulled a disturbing poster[4] from its listings that was sold by a third-party.

Arbeit Macht Frei 300x225 Walmart, Sears, Amazon Pull Nazi Concentration Camp Poster[5]
Source: Wikipedia[6]

The poster featured an imaged of the front game of the Dachau Concentration Camp, a Nazi concentration camps. The gate shows an inscription that reads “Arbeit Macht Frei” which translates to “Work will make you free.”

Satirical blog site Wonkette[7] discovered the Nazi poster on Walmart’s website and lashed out against it. The retail giant took the poster down and apologized for the move, blaming a third-party seller that listed it on Walmart’s website.

The poster was also on sale on Sears Marketplace and Amazon. “The item, which was listed by an independent third-party on Sears Marketplace, violates our guidelines and was immediately removed,” Sears said.

WMT stock is up about 0.7% Wednesday afternoon. SHLD stock is up 0.8% and AMZN stock is up 1.9%.

Endnotes:
  1. WMT: /stock-quotes/WMT-stock-quote/
  2. SHLD: /stock-quotes/SHLD-stock-quote/
  3. AMZN: /stock-quotes/AMZN-stock-quote/
  4. disturbing poster: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/07/08/walmart-sorry-for-selling-decorative-nazi-work-makes-you-free-poster/
  5. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Arbeit-Macht-Frei.jpg
  6. Wikipedia: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b8/Camp_ArbeitMachtFrei.JPG
  7. Wonkette: http://wonkette.com/553417/walmart-work-makes-you-free-its-prettier-in-the-original-german

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