Walmart sorry for selling decorative Nazi ‘work makes you free’ poster
Retail giant Walmart has apologized for selling a home decoration poster of one of the Nazi’s most notorious concentration camps.
The poster on Walmart’s website featured the front gate of Dachau Concentration Camp, showing the inscription “Arbeit Macht Frei” — or “Work will make you free.” Tens of thousands of prisoners died in the forced labor camp.
“Sup, Walmart? Just sellin’ inspirational posters featuring the gates of Dachau and their famously inspiring motto “Arbeit Macht Frei,” or “Work Makes You Free,” BECAUSE WHAT THE F*CK ARE YOU KIDDING ME?” Wonkette wrote.
Walmart quickly pulled the item off its website, blaming a third-party seller.
“We were horrified to see that this item was on our site,” Walmart said in a statement. “We sincerely apologize, and worked quickly to remove it. The item was sold through a third-party seller on our marketplace. We have shared our disappointment with them and have learned they are removing the publisher of this item entirely from inventory.”
Sears and Amazon also sold the controversial poster, and have pulled the item from their websites, according to ABC News.
“The item, which was listed by an independent third-party on Sears Marketplace, violates our guidelines and was immediately removed,” Sears said.
[Image via Scott Beale, Creative Commons licensed]