Shalom Life | August 26, 2014

A “Puzzling” Decision Rectified by Amazon.com

Children’s Toy Featuring Nazi Death Camp Removed from On-Line

By: Leonard Carl

Published: October 2nd, 2012 in News » World

A puzzling decision made by Amazon.com has been rectified.

The online retailing power was selling a jigsaw puzzle that featured the Dachau Concentration Camp before the company took it offline on October 1st, in response to numerous complaints.

What was even more puzzling about the 252-piece toy that sold for $24.99, is the fact that it was being marketed to children, eight years old and above.

Word about the inappropriate puzzle spread quickly following a complaint lodged last week by Gerda Hasselfeldt, a member of Germany’s parliament. In a letter she wrote to Amazon, Hasselfeldt, Leader of the Christian Social Union group, argued that the puzzle was "a slap in the face" to the more than 200,000 Jewish prisoners Jews who passed through Dachau, and to those who survived the death camp during the Holocaust.

It is believed that as many as 30,000 prisoners were killed at Dachau, the first Nazi concentration camp, situated in the town of Dachau, a stone’s throw from the site of the 1972 Olympic Munich Massacre, in which 11 members of theIsraeli Olympic team were murdered by terrorists.

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