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Another Trump Brand! Auschwitz Memorial Condemns Store Selling Neo-Nazi Camp Auschwitz Hoodie Worn by Capitol Rioter
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Leroy N. Soetoro
2021-01-07 17:00:04 UTC
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Auschwitz Memorial Condemns Store Selling Neo-Nazi Hoodie Worn by Capitol
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By Ewan Palmer On 1/7/21 at 11:40 AM EST


An online retailer has been criticized for selling neo-Nazi attire similar to
that worn by a protester at Wednesday's attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Images of a man wearing a hooded top with the words "Camp Auschwitz" printed
on it appeared online as thousands of Trump supporters, far-right extremists
and conspiracy theorists launched an attack on Congress while it attempted to
certify the Electoral College vote in favor of Joe Biden.

The hooded top also features a skull and crossbones and the words "Work
brings freedom"—an English translation of "Arbeit macht frei," the phrase
displayed at the entrance of the Nazi concentration camp.

In a tweet condemning the top, medical historian and television presenter Dr.
Lindsey Fitzharris wrote: "Someone not only wore this sweatshirt, but some
company made it. We historians have a lot of work to do, it seems."
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Fitzharris then urged people to follow the Auschwitz Memorial Twitter
account, which commemorates the victims of the Holocaust.

In response, the Auschwitz Memorial tweeted that such garments were available
to buy online from TeeChip.com—although they have now been removed from the
site.

"Is selling and making profit from a product with such reference to the
Auschwitz camp—a place of enormous human suffering caused by hateful
ideology, where over 1.1 million people were murdered—acceptable?" the
account tweeted.

"This is immoral, disrespectful & shameful."
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The hooded top, along with similar T-shirts, tank tops and sweatshirts, were
"taken down for content reasons" by TeeChip on Thursday.

TeeChip has been contacted for comment.

It is not known where the protester purchased his hooded top.

Several Twitter users have condemned the man in the neo-Nazi top, as well as
Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka's comments during the violence that
several lawmakers have described as an attempted coup.



https://www.newsweek.com/camp-auschwitz-top-protester-capitol-nazi-1559741
Susan Cohen
2021-01-07 21:09:12 UTC
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Auschwitz Memorial Condemns Store Selling Neo-Nazi Hoodie Worn by Capitol
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By Ewan Palmer On 1/7/21 at 11:40 AM EST
An online retailer has been criticized for selling neo-Nazi attire similar to
that worn by a protester at Wednesday's attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Images of a man wearing a hooded top with the words "Camp Auschwitz" printed
on it appeared online as thousands of Trump supporters, far-right extremists
and conspiracy theorists launched an attack on Congress while it attempted to
certify the Electoral College vote in favor of Joe Biden.
The hooded top also features a skull and crossbones and the words "Work
brings freedom"—an English translation of "Arbeit macht frei," the phrase
displayed at the entrance of the Nazi concentration camp.
In a tweet condemning the top, medical historian and television presenter Dr.
Lindsey Fitzharris wrote: "Someone not only wore this sweatshirt, but some
company made it. We historians have a lot of work to do, it seems."
Newsweek subscription offers >
Fitzharris then urged people to follow the Auschwitz Memorial Twitter
account, which commemorates the victims of the Holocaust.
In response, the Auschwitz Memorial tweeted that such garments were available
to buy online from TeeChip.com—although they have now been removed from the
site.
"Is selling and making profit from a product with such reference to the
Auschwitz camp—a place of enormous human suffering caused by hateful
ideology, where over 1.1 million people were murdered—acceptable?" the
account tweeted.
"This is immoral, disrespectful & shameful."
Newsweek subscription offers >
The hooded top, along with similar T-shirts, tank tops and sweatshirts, were
"taken down for content reasons" by TeeChip on Thursday.
TeeChip has been contacted for comment.
It is not known where the protester purchased his hooded top.
Several Twitter users have condemned the man in the neo-Nazi top, as well as
Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka's comments during the violence that
several lawmakers have described as an attempted coup.
https://www.newsweek.com/camp-auschwitz-top-protester-capitol-nazi-1559741
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