Today we learned that three of the country’s largest online retailers do not effectively screen the products they offer for evidence of Nazism.
On Monday, Digiday reported on the news (first broken by Heeb last week) that Walmart‘s online store offered shoppers a poster featuring an image of the gate at Dachau concentration camp, which was the very first opened by the German government to hold political prisoners in 1933 (and at which tens of thousands of innocent people died). The fact that the saying on the gate reads “work makes you free” is especially perverse.
Further searches revealed that Amazon and Sears also featured the item online. Their excuse? The dreaded “third party vendor.”
Let’s compare their statements.