EBay apologizes for auction of Holocaust memorabilia

EBay apologizes for auction of Holocaust memorabilia

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LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: A general view of as sign in the new Ebay store on December 1, 2011 in central London, England. Ebay have launched the first ever quick response code shopping emporium allowing customers to browse in store and then order online using mobile phones and tablets inside the boutique whilst it is open for the next five days. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on November 4, 2013 at 8:33 AM

(AP)--Online auction site eBay has apologized after a newspaper found apparent Holocaust memorabilia, including the clothes of concentration camp victims, being offered for sale.

Britain’s Mail on Sunday newspaper said items included shoes and a suitcase from concentration camp prisoners, Star of David armbands that Jews were forced to wear and the alleged uniform of a Polish baker who died in Auschwitz.

EBay said it had removed 30 items from the site and donated 25,000 pounds ($40,000) to a suitable charity.

The company said in a statement that “we don’t allow listings of this nature, and dedicate thousands of staff to policing our site and use the latest technology to detect items that shouldn’t be for sale. We very much regret that we didn’t live up to our own standards.”

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