Nazi propaganda for sale on Amazon

The Amazon advertisement calls the shirt an "ideal gift."

August 26, 2019 21:59
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Nazi propaganda for sale on Amazon

A screenshot of the antisemetic shirt featuring "The Eternal Jew" poster for sale on Amazon. (photo credit: screenshot)

A third-party company called "RugzT" was selling what they call a "Holocaust Classic" T-shirt, which featured a Nazi poster for "The Eternal Jew," the name of both a Nazi propaganda film and a Nazi exhibit.

The Amazon advertisement claimed that the shirt is "[an] IDEAL GIFT for teens, men, women. Suitable for casual, sport, outdoor, hip hop, especially for couples, girlfriend and boyfriend." It goes on to describe the shirt as "casual and versatile," saying it's an everyday clothing item.

Printed on the shirt was a poster from the Nazi exhibit, which opened in Munich in November 1937 and ran until January 31, 193,8 and displayed what Nazis considered to be "typical" Jewish physical features, according to the BBC.

The film of the same name was directed by Fritz Hippler, who disguised the film's antisemitic message as a "documentary," and attempted to use it to justify the Holocaust. Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler's minister of propaganda, organized the film's production, which many consider it to be the most violent anti-Jewish film ever made.

This is not the first time this year that online retailers have gotten in trouble for antisemitic products. In January, Zazzle, a personalized gift company, was criticized for selling shirts that read "At least I'm not Jewish." Once aware of the situation, Zazzle quickly pulled the shirt from their website.

The shirt has been removed from Amazon's website.

Benjamin Weinthal and Amy Spiro contributed to this story.

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