Screenshot of soap for sale .
(photo credit: MARKTPLAATS)
Dutch police have launched an investigation into a northern Dutch trader who claims to be selling soap made by the Nazis that is made from the remains of Jews killed in the Holocaust, according to the Dutch newspaper De Telegraag.
The soap, known as "RIF soap" or popularly as Jew soap, was reportedly made during WWII by the Nazis from human remains, and was being sold online for 199 Euros.
Historian Arthur Graaf, who spoke to De Telegraag
, said the seller was offering other products from the Holocaust era such as dentures, toothbrushes and glasses, which he took from the vicinity of the Westerbork concentration camp.
Graff expressed great anger at the theft of the Holocaust-era Jewish belongings and said that any objects found in the vicinity of the camp automatically belong to the camps Memorial Center.