California thrift store removes Holocaust costume

Employees were unaware of the costume's nature.

October 27, 2015 19:51
Majdanek clothing and shoes

Majdanek clothing and shoes from Holocaust. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

A Holocaust-themed costume was removed from the shelves Monday at a Goodwill Store in Berkeley, CA.

According to the report by local affiliate ABC 7, the costume was put in the store because employees were unaware of the nature of the outfit, which features a striped top and a yellow Star of David.

The costume is similar to the type of uniform that concentration camp prisoners were forced to wear during the Holocaust.

In August 2014, Spanish retail clothing chain Zara issued a public apology following an outcry over one of its T-shirts that some claim bears a resemblance to a concentration camp uniform.

The blue and white striped boy’s shirt with a yellow six-pointed star was intended to convey a wild west aesthetic, according to parent corporation Inditex, and will no longer be sold.

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