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Amazon under fire over Nazi death camp puzzle

Published on Oct 1, 2012 6:40 AM

BERLIN (AFP) - Online retail giant Amazon has come under fire over the sale of a jigsaw puzzle that depicts ovens at the crematorium at the Nazi death camp of Dachau, a media report said on Sunday.

"This is a real slap in the face for concentration camp survivors and relatives of victims," conservative politician Gerda Hasselfeldt wrote in a letter to Amazon that was cited by Der Spiegel.

The 252-piece puzzle, being sold for US$24.99 (S$30.70), is sold on Amazon's American website as suitable for children aged eight and over, but it is not available for sale on Amazon's German website.

It shows a picture of two ovens at one of the two crematoriums at Dachau, where bodies of prisoners were burned.

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