Statement on Amazon sale of Auschwitz-themed Christmas decorations

Dr. Kathrin Meyer, IHRA Executive Secretary, comments:

“The sale of Auschwitz-themed Christmas decorations can be interpreted as casting the Holocaust as a positive historical event and is deeply offensive to Holocaust victims, survivors and their families.

The IHRA works tirelessly to counter Holocaust distortion and our Working Definition of Holocaust Denial and Distortion  makes clear that portraying the Holocaust positively is unacceptable. While we appreciate that Amazon has removed these items, they must ensure future episodes of this nature do not occur.”