Holocaust memorabilia 'on eBay'

EBay has apologised and removed from its listings around 30 items of memorabilia from the Nazi Holocaust after a newspaper investigation discovered they were on sale on the e-commerce website.

'Auschwitz victim's uniform' priced at £11,300 on eBay

Holocaust memorabilia found for sale on eBay included a complete Auschwitz uniform worn by a Polish baker who perished in the Nazi concentration camp, the Mail on Sunday reported.

The paper said the purported Holocaust artefact had been priced at £11,300 by the eBay vendor, a Ukrainian man based in Canada, who had sold another batch of clothing purporting to be linked to Auschwitz for £11,300 pounds last year.

The Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland where more than a million people were killed. Credit: Sojka Libor/Czech News Agency

Other items reported to be for sale included shoes and a toothbrush belonging to a death camp victim and Star of David armbands used to mark out Jews for persecution.

The newspaper said eBay had been unable to say how long such items may have been for sale on its website.

EBay 'very sorry' about Holocaust items

EBay has apologised after memorabilia from the Holocaust was found for sale on the site.

The company, which receives a commission on items sold and charges vendors a listing fee, released a statement saying:

We are very sorry these items have been listed on eBay and we are removing them. 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. We have made a donation to charity to reflect our concern.

– Ebay statement

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Holocaust memorabilia 'found on eBay'

EBay has removed from its listings around 30 items of memorabilia from the Nazi Holocaust, including clothes worn by concentration camp victims, after a Mail on Sunday investigation discovered they were on sale on the auction website.

EBay has apologised for listing the items and removed them from sale. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

The newspaper said its reporters found a range of items on the site over the past week, including what was presented by the vendor as a complete Auschwitz uniform worn by a Polish baker who perished in the Nazi death camp.

The Mail on Sunday said it had alerted eBay and that the online auctioneer had removed 30 items from sale and offered to make a donation of £25,000 to a suitable charity.